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Zaycon Fresh bulk meat-delivery business suspends operations

Truck driver Matt Black carries cases of Zaycon hamburger and ham to a customer’s car Friday, April 4, 2014. during a delivery at Unity Church on the South Hill. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

A Spokane Valley bulk meat company closed for unstated reasons Monday, sparking a wave of social media criticism from former customers who had ordered products recently and are seeking information.

Zaycon Fresh, which has delivered meats in refrigerated trucks to church parking lots for deliveries since 2010, replaced its entire website with a notice that the company was suspending business operations.

The notice on the company’s webpage said it had “put forth monumental efforts to endure recent challenges but conditions are such that this suspension is necessary.”

Zaycon Fresh could not be reached for comment.

Calls to the company for comment Tuesday were unsuccessful, as its phone line was disconnected. The company’s Facebook page appeared to have been removed, but its Twitter feed remained active.

The notice on the company’s website directed customers to direct questions to a Zaycon email.

Zaycon customers wrote on social media that in the past few days they had ordered hundreds of pounds of meat and the company had taken their payments without mentioning the business was closing.

Zaycon Fresh required customers to order a minimum of 40 pounds of meat and sold main-course meats as well as honey, fruit and shellfish to customers in cities in 48 states and smaller communities in Washington, according to a 2014 Spokesman-Review article. Orders were placed through the the company’s website.