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Feds File Antitrust Suit Against Dean Foods Over Milk Sales

January 25, 2010
According to the Associated Press, the Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the nation''s largest dairy company, alleging that Dean Foods Co. purchased a smaller dairy company in
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Smithfield Foods Subsidiary Will Close Iowa Plant

January 21, 2010
In a press release statement, John Morrell & Co. announced that it would permanently close its Sioux City, Iowa-hog processing and fresh meat fabrication plant effective in April 2010. The
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Genomics Cracks Soybean Code

January 21, 2010
Scientists unveiled the genome of the soybean, saying it was an achievement that should deepen understanding of one of the world''s most important crops, help to boost yields and defend
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Kraft, Cadbury Agree to $19.5 Billion Deal

January 19, 2010
The Associated Press reports Cadbury has agreed to a fattened $19.5 billion takeover offer from U.S. food group Kraft in a deal that would create the world''s biggest chocolate
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Freeze damages Florida crops, millions lost

January 14, 2010
Bloomberg reports as much as 30 percent of Florida’s crops may have been harmed by freezing weather, and with losses expected to reach hundreds of millions of dollars. In the
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New York City leads the drive to cut America''s salt intake

January 12, 2010
Under the leadership of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City''s Health Department is coordinating a nationwide effort to reduce salt in restaurant and packaged foods by 25 percent over five
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FDA seizes contaminated food in Tennessee food processor

January 6, 2010
The Associated Press reports that the Food and Drug Administration has seized more than $1 million of food from a rodent-infested food processor and warehouse in Tennessee. Won Feng Trading
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FDA takes action against New Jersey cheese manufacturer

January 5, 2010
In a press release statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their intentions to ask a federal court to shut down a New Jersey cheese manufacturer with an
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Cadbury rejects Kraft, fights for independence

December 14, 2009
Cadbury teased shareholders with the prospect of rival bids and promised bigger dividends and stronger growth as it again knocked back a hostile 10 billion pound offer from Kraft Foods,
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USDA launches toll-free help desk for processors

December 10, 2009
In a press release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture''s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the opening of its new small plant help-desk, which will provide for operators of small
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