Pink Slime Manufacturer Suspends Some Operations

    The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at some of its plants.

    FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

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    Beef Products Incorporated says it's suspending operations at three of four plants where the ingredient is made. The company's Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance says they think business will come back eventually, when people understand the truth about their product.

    The beef filler is treated with ammonia and has been used for years, but it recently became criticized as "pink slime". 

    BPI says ammonia hydroxide is a key processing aid that kills dangerous bacteria. And they say ammonia-based compounds are naturally occurring, and found in many other foods.

    Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.