Dr. Oz Show to Discuss Lean Finely Textured Beef in School Meals

Friday, March 23 – The Dr. Oz Show has taped an upcoming episode that will discuss Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB or “pink slime”) in school meals. School nutrition professionals should anticipate additional parent inquiries as a result of the show, which should air in the coming week.

Although USDA has certified the safety of LFTB and the product is present in ground beef products sold in grocery stores, restaurants and other foodservice establishments, much of the media debate regarding the issue has focused on the product’s use in school meal programs. SNA members may click on the link below to access background information and talking points to assist in responding to inquiries.


SNA member talking points
SNA’s statement to the Dr. Oz Show regarding LFTB

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