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Workers idled over what critics called 'pink slime' get help


September 28, 2017

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) — The family that owns a South Dakota meat producer said Wednesday it has set up a $10 million fund for employees laid off when the company closed three plants in 2012 over reports of a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. announced the BPI Family Support Fund, aimed at helping the hundreds of laid-off employees and their communities.

The company laid off about 750 workers and closed plants in Amarillo, Texas, Garden City, Kansas, and Waterloo, Iowa, in 2012, saying ABC's coverage of the producer's lean, finely textur...

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