Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback defended lean finely textured beef (LFTB) prior to a beef plant tour on March 29 calling the recent media concern “unmerited.”

Brownback joined governors and lieutenant governors from four other states to tour a Nebraska beef plant run by Beef Products, Inc. The plant produces textured beef, also referred to as “pink slime.”

KWCH 12 reports BPI will lead the tour for Brownback and governors from Texas, Iowa and Nebraska to show the product meets food safety standards.