The meat production company, AFA Foods, Inc. has sought the protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing took place on Monday at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
The decline of their revenue was directly linked to the “pink slime” uprising. This term was popularized by the media, and referred to a type of textured beef that was included in most ground beef products. The product resembles a pink putty, and people were outraged that this strange substance was used in the meat they were consuming.
Consumers purchasing ground beef started to fall, and AFA Foods, Inc. was negatively affected. Meat production companies were told they had to remove this filler beef in order to continue selling in certain markets. AFA Foods, Inc. was unable to find a replacement for this substance in their products, and therefore chose to file for bankruptcy.
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