Five state leaders-- governors from Iowa, Texas and Kansas with lieutenant governors from Nebraska and South Dakota-- toured BPI for about 30 minutes. They saw first hand how Lean Finely Textured Beef is made at Beef Products Inc.'s South Sioux City, Neb. plant.More >>
Despite all the support shown from the Governors and the community on Thursday, the reality is there are hundreds of BPI employees in limbo. The company suspended operations at three plants and limited operations at its fourth in South Sioux City, Nebraska.More >>
"Dude, it's Beef!" said Rick Sheehy, Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. It became a theme as leaders from several states gathered in South Sioux City, Nebraska to back Beef Products Incorporated. BPI is not only getting community support during their time of need. On Thursday, the company got some high profile support from the leaders of several states.More >>
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) -
A new way for the nation to look at lean, finely textured beef. A table filled with Governors, Lieutenant Governors, and food safety experts laid out what they say are the facts about the product made by BPI, yesterday.
Among that panel, Dr. Elisabeth Hagen. She's the USDA Undersecretary in charge of food safety. Dr. Hagen says, like any other product, L-F-T-B undergoes rigorous testing by the government agency, and has done so for years. "It's been tested over 7,000 times in the last 3 years and has never once had a positive test," said USDA Undersecretary Dr. Elisabeth Hagen.
And to prove it's safe to consume, the Governors of Iowa, Kansas and Texas, and Lieutenant Governors of South Dakota and Nebraska all enjoyed hamburgers made with L-F-T-B.