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The Nebraska Department of Education is the U.S. State of Nebraska's state education agency responsible for administering public education funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the Nebraska State Legislature. It is headquartered in Lincoln. [1] Nebraska is one of three states that opted to continue to buy ground meat containing finely textured beef as an additive for its school lunches in 2012. [2]

A state education agency or state department of education is the state-level government organization within each U.S. state or territory responsible for education, including providing information, resources, and technical assistance on educational matters to schools and residents.

Lincoln, Nebraska State capital city in Nebraska, United States

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Pink slime meat product made by heating beef trimmings to 42 ℃, centrifuging away melted fat, freezing the remainder to −9 ℃ in a roller press, and exposing it to ammonia or citric acid to disinfect; used as a filler to ground beef in the US; banned in the EU

Pink slime is a meat by-product used as a food additive to ground beef and beef-based processed meats, as a filler, or to reduce the overall fat content of ground beef. In the production process, heat and centrifuges remove fat from the meat in beef trimmings. The resulting paste is exposed to ammonia gas or citric acid to kill bacteria. In 2001, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the product for limited human consumption. LFTB prepared using ammonia gas is banned for human consumption in the European Union.

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References

  1. Nebraska Department of Education Archived 2008-04-30 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved 8/30/08.
  2. Most schools opt out of "pink slime" in lunches, USDA says, CBS News, June 5, 2012, June 9, 2012 access date