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BPI Cuts 650 Jobs, Shuts Plants After ‘Pink Slime’ Backlash

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Beef Products Inc., the maker of a meat product dubbed “pink slime” by food activists, is shutting three U.S. plants and cutting 650 jobs.

The plants in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Waterloo, Iowa, were temporarily shuttered as the company “attempted to rebuild markets following the unfounded and misguided attacks” on the ammonia-treated beef, Rich Jochum, a company spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement today. “While we had hoped to be able to resume operations at those plants, that is not going to be possible.”

The jobs will be eliminated effective May 25, Jochum said.

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