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Smithfield Foods says China looking for pork

July 16, 2007
Reuters reports that U.S. hog and pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. recently said China has shown more interest in buying its pork, which probably was the reason the company''s
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Danone bids $16.8 billion for Royal Numico

July 10, 2007
Groupe Danone SA, the maker of Dannon yogurt and Evian waters, is strengthening its baby food business with a bid Monday to buy Royal Numico NV for $16.8 billion, the
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Smithfield workers file complaint with U.S. Labor Department

June 19, 2007
Sixteen employees of the world''s largest hog slaughterhouse have filed a complaint with the U.S. Labor Department about conditions in the livestock department at Smithfield Packing Co., the Associated Press
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Beef recall expanded to 5.7 million pounds in 11 states

June 11, 2007
The Associated Press reports that a meat supplier has greatly expanded a ground beef recall, which now includes about 5.7 million pounds of fresh and frozen meat that may be
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Moyer Packing fined $61,000 for air pollution violations

May 21, 2007
According to the Associated Press, Moyer Packing Co. has been fined $61,000 for air quality violations at its Franconia Township rendering plant in Pennsylvania last year, the state Department of
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Tyson Foods to resume beef exports to South Korea

April 30, 2007
Reuters reports that Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest chicken, beef and pork processor, has said it would soon resume beef exports to South Korea, whose market has been closed
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FDA rejects Merck''s Vioxx successor

April 30, 2007
Merck & Co. said that U.S. regulators have rejected its arthritis drug Arcoxia, the drugmaker''s follow-up to Vioxx, informing the company it cannot be approved without new supportive data, according
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Cargill earns $553 million in third quarter

April 17, 2007
The Associated Press reports that agribusiness powerhouse Cargill’s third-quarter earnings rose 49 percent on improving operations and tax savings. The privately held maker of food ingredients and other agricultural products
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Japan stops Kansas meat plant import

April 9, 2007
Japan ordered imports halted from a major meat plant in Kansas last Friday after a beef shipment arrived without proper papers, the third American meatpacker that''s had some exports to
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Anheuser-Busch plans China brewery

April 4, 2007
Anheuser-Busch plans to double distribution in China will include a new brewery in that nation''s Guangdong province, the Associated Press reports. The St. Louis-based beer maker will expand Budweiser distribution
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