News Media Drive Food Company Out Of Business
Beef Products Inc., one of AFA’s competitors, has also experienced a dramatic decline in sales and closed three of its four plants last week.
Until recently, the lean finely textured beef, known to critics as “pink slime,” was added to America’s fast food, school lunches and 70 percent of all ground beef sold at grocery stores.
Due to consumer complaints following recent media reports several fast-food chains and many of the nation’s largest grocery chains have stopped purchasing beef that contains the filler. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also announced that schools that are part of the government’s lunch program will be able to choose whether they purchase lean finely textured beef.