In this March 29, 2012 photo, the beef product known as lean finely textured beef, or "pink slime," is frozen on a large drum as part of its manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, for its coverage of the meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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In this March 29, 2012 photo, the beef product known as lean finely textured beef, or "pink slime," is frozen on a large drum as part of its manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, for its coverage of the meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
In this March 29, 2012 photo, the beef product known as lean finely textured beef, or "pink slime," is frozen on a large drum as part of its manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, for its coverage of the meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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