‘Pink Slime’ Hysteria Wins, Consumers Lose
Carl T. Shaffer
American Society for Quality
It was like the old horror movie when a black blob descended from the sky, causing people to flee in the city streets. There are at least two things in common between the movie of the 1950s and the recent national episode about a food product now known as “pink slime”: Neither is based on truth, and both caused pointless panic.