Neither Cargill, Tyson Foods plan to close plants because of lower demand for finely textured 'pink slime' beef, spokesmen for both companies say

LOS ANGELES , April 3, 2012 () – Both Cargill Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. said they don’t plan to close plants because of lower demand for finely textured beef recently dubbed by critics as “pink slime”, Bloomberg reported April 2.

Cargill spokesman Mike Martin said the company doesn’t plan any closures or job cuts despite scaling back output of finely textured beef at two plants in Texas, one in Nebraska and one in Kansas.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said the company does not expect the lessened demand to result in a plant closing because the sale of beef trimmings is just a part of production at each of its beef processing plants.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on April 2, 2012.

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