KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. (WIVB) -
AFA Foods, a ground beef processor, with a plant in Chautauqua County is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of the "pink slime" controversy.
AFA Foods is basked in King of Prussia, Pa. and reportedly processes more than 500 million pounds of ground beef. The product is distributed to retailers including WalMart, Safeway and BJ's Wholesale Club. Fast-food chain customers include Burger King, Jack in the Box and Wendy's.
The company will sell its assets after the public outcry over the beef filler known as "pink slime" derailed its efforts to save its already struggling business.
AFA Foods runs a facility on Fairbank Road in Ashville, NY. We are working to learn how those workers will be affected.
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