VERNON (CBS) — A Vernon meat processing plant is shutting down in the wake of nationwide backlash against a sterilizing meat filler known as “pink slime.”

Roughly 850 workers at AFA Foods, which is owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Yucaipa Cos. and basketball great Magic Johnson, will be layed off Friday.

The Pennsylvania-based company, which is filing for bankruptcy, was already dealing with financial woes. It says things worsened, however, after public outcry over the USDA-approved meat filler, which the company used when it was requested by customers.

AFA supplies beef to Safeway, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Burger King and Carl’s Jr., putting out more than 500 million pounds a year.


Comments (9)
  1. Not for me! says:

    If the big companies stopped trying to scam the consumer, maybe they wouldn’t have to close there doors. How much profit does one company need, and is anyone really into the pink slim now they know who makes it and were it is sold?

    Nasty stuff!

  2. George Bush says:

    The pink slime is barely fit for dog food, humans should never be fed this waste.

  3. nobber says:

    When they serve PINK SLIME at the White House then I will eat it, Maybe ??????

    1. Tyrone says:

      Nope,sorry they only serve BLACK SLIME!!!!!

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