AFA Foods Inc. has told the State of New York that it will close its Ashville, N.Y. plant on Wednesday, rather than in mid-October as originally planned, according to documents filed with the state Department of Labor.
AFA, based in King of Prussia, Penna., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April following extensive media coverage and consumer backlash over lean finely textured beef.
The company had notified New York state in July that the ground beef plant would close in October, affecting 100 employees.
AFA is selling its King of Prussia ground beef processing facility to Wilder, Idaho-based CTI Foods Holding Co.
A federal bankruptcy court has also approved the sale of three other AFA plants to Cargill Inc., FPL Food LLC and Tri West Investments LLC
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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