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'Pink slime' backlash costs jobs at beef plants

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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:14 am

The public outcry against the cheap ground beef additive widely derided as "pink slime" will hit consumers and the beef industry where it hurts most: the pocketbook.

Monday, Beef Products Inc., the nation's largest producer of lean, finely textured beef — what critics call pink slime — entered what a company spokesman called crisis mode, temporarily shutting down three of its four production facilities that make the product and ordering layoffs.

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