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USDA gives school cafeterias choice on ground beef
School districts across the country will soon be able to choose what type of ground beef they serve in their lunch rooms.
The USDA announced the decision Thursday. It comes as controversy grows over the use of an ammonia treated beef filler now known as 'pink slime'.
The product is used to kill bacteria like e-coli and salmonella.
Beginning this fall, schools will be able to choose between patties made with this filler or bulk ground beef without it.
The USDA buys about one fifth of the food served in school cafeterias.
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