Pink Slime Manufacturer Goes Slithering Down the TubesCassie Murdoch3/26/12 9:45pmFiled to: FoodPink slimeBusinessBeef Products IncBeefMeatUsdaMcDonaldsSchooltweet87EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRemember pink slime? That disgusting neon tube of "beef" that it turns out was in all of our Big Macs and cafeteria burgers and other ground beef? Well, thank goodness, it's fast becoming a thing of the past. After McDonald's and other fast food places banned it from their burgers and then the USDA decided schools could opt out of using it, Beef Products Inc.—distinguished manufacturer of the gunk—has announced it is suspending operations at three of their four pink slime plants. Boy, having a job there must not be a pleasant thing to have to explain at a dinner party.