A beef manufacturer from South Dakota has filed an offensive lawsuit against ABC News, asserting that the new channel wrongly mocked at its beef additive after categorizing it as pink slime.
Beef Products Inc. said, "We sued ABC News for defamation over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," which damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe".
It has been reported that the lawsuit has been filed by Beef Products Inc. in a South Dakota state court and has demanded $1.2 billion to be paid by the broadcaster. The state law has given the right to agricultural companies to take legal action against any, who condemns their product.
Dan Webb, BPI's Chicago-based attorney asserted that the company is asking out for billion as a compensation of the damages that have been incurred due to the fake, deceptive statements in concerns of the product.
The company has been reported to be producing beef, which is lean, finely textured and is prepared from beef trimmings, which have been exposed to ammonium hydroxide, so as to protect it from the bacterial infection.
Further, the court has ruled names of specific individuals related with the case, including ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer and the Department of Agriculture microbiologist.