BPI aid application deadline is Saturday

BPI opens compensation applications for a share of $10 million fund

The deadline for former employees of Beef Products Incorporated to apply for aid from the company's relief fund is this Saturday.

In September the Dakota Dunes-based company established a $10 million fund for employees who lost their jobs when the company closed three plants in 2012.

The plant closings were caused by business and revenue lost after national reports by ABC News disparaged the company's lean finely textured beef.

BPI sued ABC for defamation and reached a confidential settlement with the network and its parent company Disney in June.

Employees still may go online to the Beef Products website to apply for assistance funds.

The company hopes to distribute the funds to them before January.

The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce is providing application assistance to local employees who request it.

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Beef Products Incorporated is now accepting applications from former employees for a share of the $10 million fund established by the company last month to compensate them for the loss of their job back in 2012.

The fund comes from the company's settlement with ABC News over that organization's reporting on BPI's signature lean, finely-textured beef product.

Anyone who lost their job at BPI in the aftermath of those reports can submit an application through the company's website.

To send an application, click here. Applications are due November 18th.

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