This may not be exactly along the same lines as that news release, but when I buy chuck roast/steak and trim the "offending" material off of it before I grind it for hamburger, I save the "offending stuff" and grind that for the kitties. I gotta tell you, that the "offending stuff" when ground up looks far better and more appetizing that ANYTHING I"VE EVER SEEN in any meat market or supermarket being offered as ground beef.
So, a piece of a human finger in the chili. Believe me, there's far worse in there that you don't know about.
Even back in the days of the movie "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", the mother tells the kids to have the butcher pick out a nice steak THEN tell him to grind it up!!! The butcher tries to sell the "already ground up hamburger" but the kids and the mother know better and will have none of it!!!!