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Fire Damages Northern Indiana Pork Processing Plant

March 11, 2010
Tyson Foods Inc. suspended operations at a pork processing plant in northern Indiana after a fire damaged the facility, according to the Associated Press. No injuries were reported from the
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Reed''s Agrees to Buy Jones for $9.8 million

March 9, 2010
Soda maker Reed''s Inc. has signed a letter of intent to buy Jones Soda Inc. for about $9.8 million in cash and stock, the Associated Press reports. Under terms of
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Kraft Under Probe over Cadbury Deal in United Kingdom

March 8, 2010
Reuters reports that Kraft Foods Inc. is being investigated by U.K. regulators on whether the company misled employees and investors in its battle to take over British firm Cadbury,
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Damaged North Carolina Slim Jim Plant to Close

March 4, 2010
The Associated Press reports that ConAgra Foods Inc. will close a Slim Jim production facility in North Carolina that was damaged during a deadly explosion last year, cutting hundreds of
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Tyson Shifting Away from Russia Chicken Market

March 3, 2010
Reuters reports that Tyson Foods Inc., has reduced the amount of chicken it exports to Russia to about 10 percent of its total chicken exports from 26 percent four years
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Morningstar Foods to Cut 57 workers

March 1, 2010
The Business Journal of Milwaukee reports Morningstar Foods LLC plans to lay off 57 employees at its Richland Center plant. The company began laying off workers on February 22. The
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Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food

February 25, 2010
The New York Times reports that Robert Watson, a top ingredient buyer for Kraft Foods, needed $20,000 to pay his taxes, so he called a broker for a California tomato
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EPA Takes Action Against Meat Processing Facility

February 25, 2010
According to a press release statement, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering Columbus Manufacturing of South San Francisco, Calif., to address safety concerns in the facility’s ammonia refrigeration
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Kraft to Invest $9 Million, 50 Jobs in Missouri City

February 24, 2010
According to the Associated Press, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce says Kraft Foods Inc. plans to invest $9 million in two new manufacturing lines in the Springfield area. The
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Attorney Accuses Poultry Companies of Knowingly Polluting Watershed

February 22, 2010
The Associated Press reports that several Arkansas poultry companies cut corners when getting rid of thousands of tons of waste and allowed it to pollute a sensitive watershed, an attorney
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