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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

By Joyce Russell

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South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012.

A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.

Categories: Animals, Business, Food, Health



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

By Alastair Bland

John Stuart (left) of Green Man Brewery grabs a Tater Ridge mash sample from Sierra Nevada's Scott Jennings (center) at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, N.C.

With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. And at the third annual Asheville Beer Week this week, this tight-knit beer community is strutting its stuff with tastings of barrel-aged sour beers and fermented Chinese tea saisons, and chocolate truffle and beer pairings.

Categories: Architecture, Business, Food
Tags: breweries




CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - May 02, 2014

Yellow Placards Go Missing In First Six Months Of Restaurant Inspection System

CU-CitizenAccess is an online community news site based at the University of Illinois.

By Claire Everett

Mandarin Wok's satisfactory compliance placard, 403 1/2 E. Green St., Champaign on Friday, April 25. The restaurant failed its health inspection on March 24 with an adjusted score of 24 and four critical violations but was allowed to correct eno

Nearly two dozen restaurants in Champaign-Urbana have failed health inspections during the past three months. But most customers would not know that, despite new requirements that restaurants post results of their inspections.

Categories: Business, Community, Food, Health


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