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Kit Foshee Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 14, 2012

Former GAP Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). BPI produces the controversial ammoniated beef product commonly known as ‘pink slime.’

Foshee, a former Corporate Quality Assurance Manager at BPI who has raised concerns about ‘pink slime’ for years, alleges that he was terminated for refusing to participate in the company’s misrepresentation of the product’s safety to the USDA and to customers. Foshee has spoken out about BPI at GAP conferences, and to the media, over the past several years. More on Foshee, his knowledge about this product, and his appearances on ABC News can be found here.

This morning, Foshee is releasing the following statement through GAP:

I went on ABC because I thought it was the right thing to do, and that the public had a right to know.

Foshee will not be speaking with members of the media at this time.

Amanda Hitt, Director of GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) and former counsel to Foshee, is available to speak to the media. She released a statement yesterday.

Contact: Amanda Hitt, FIC Director
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 159

Contact: Dylan Blaylock, Communications Director
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 137, 202.236.3733 (cell)
Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.