According to KTIV TV, a “former BPI employee will file a civil lawsuit following the controversy surrounding lean, finely textured beef — or LFTB” (a.k.a. Pink Slime). “[T]he civil suit he’ll file against a ‘national news broadcasting company,’ and other individuals involved.” Here is the press release that propmted the story:
“PINK SLIME” Press Release
You are invited to attend:
Former Beef Products (BPI) EHS Director, Bruce Smith, will be holding a press conference on June 26, 2012, commencing at 1:30 pm at Sterling Green Estates Meeting Room, 320 Dakota Dunes Blvd., Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, to announce his filing of a civil lawsuit against a national news broadcasting company and other prominent individuals involved in the “pink slime” ground beef controversy Smith now refers to as March Meat Madness Month 2012 in his new book on the subject entitled Pink Slime Ate My Job, a soon to be released non-fiction account from an insider’s standpoint, published by Rauttnee Publishing Company. Smith is one of nearly 1,000 employees who lost their jobs after BPI was forced to close three of its four lean beef production plants following the ‘viral’ explosion of the “pink slime” news story beginning in March 2012. Copies of the lawsuit will be provided to those attending, along with an introduction to Smith’s new book about the “pink slime” saga from the insider’s viewpoint.
Contact: Lisa K. Smith, Public Relations Manager, Rauttnee Publishing Company, Phone: 605-422-0174, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawsuit or book PR move?