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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Mon May 7, 2012, 06:37 PM May 2012

BPI Closing 3 Plants, Blaming 'Pink Slime' Uproar

(05-07) 15:11 PDT DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) --

A South Dakota beef company says it plans to close processing plants in three states because of the controversy surrounding a product that critics have dubbed "pink slime."

Beef Products Inc. spokesman Rich Jochum said Monday that 650 jobs will be lost when it closes its plants in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Waterloo Iowa. The closures will be effective May 25.

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BPI Closing 3 Plants, Blaming 'Pink Slime' Uproar (Original Post) Purveyor May 2012 OP
Alas... arcane1 May 2012 #1
supply and demand Generic Other May 2012 #2
Anyone notice the price of ground beef products lately? eom Purveyor May 2012 #7
This piece of crap should have been buried years ago. Wellstone ruled May 2012 #3
I doubt they're all hispanic arcane1 May 2012 #4
This is bullshit randr May 2012 #5
Reduced ROI = Layoffs. Ikonoklast May 2012 #6
 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
3. This piece of crap should have been buried years ago.
Mon May 7, 2012, 06:46 PM
May 2012


This is just a Iceberg tip. Sad,this affects 650 Hispanic families.
 

arcane1

(38,613 posts)
4. I doubt they're all hispanic
Mon May 7, 2012, 06:51 PM
May 2012

not that it matters, a job is a job no matter the ethnicity of the employee.

This is the unfortunate side-effect of serving shit to people, once people find out. May those who are losing their jobs find better work for a better industry.

randr

(12,423 posts)
5. This is bullshit
Mon May 7, 2012, 06:59 PM
May 2012

They once sold it all as dog and cat food protein supplement and still can albeit at a reduced price.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
6. Reduced ROI = Layoffs.
Mon May 7, 2012, 07:07 PM
May 2012

Look like the owners won't take less money for their product.

Bet you someone else will re-open those plants and make a go of it.

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