Processor files for bankruptcy over controversial beef

Media coverage calling for eliminating the filler is having a big impact.

April 2—AFA Foods, a processor of ground beef based in Pennsylvania, has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing the impact of media coverage related to the meat filler "pink slime."

Meat processors nationwide have faced a backlash over the use of the ammonia-treated beef filler they call "finely textured beef." Food activists have campaigned to have it banned arguing the product was unappetizing, but supporters say the product is safe to eat.