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Rodent tooth found in Kraft peanuts, according to suit

May 23, 2006
A man is suing Kraft Foods Inc., claiming he found what appeared to be a rodent tooth in a package of Planters peanuts he bought last year, the Associated Press
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Workers sue Tyson for alleged violations

May 18, 2006
According to the Associated Press, workers at a Tyson Foods Inc. meatpacking plant in Kansas have sued the company, alleging it violated federal and state labor laws by not paying
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Sara Lee closing Ohio plant

May 4, 2006
Sara Lee Corp. will close a luncheon meat plant in Ohio this fall, eliminating 350 jobs, the Associated Press reports. Production will move to other food and drink plants, the
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Tyson closes nine plants during May 1 rallies

May 4, 2006
Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest meat producer, temporarily shut down nine of its beef and pork plants May 1 because many of its workers planned to attend immigration rallies,
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Heinz completes sale of New Zealand poultry processor

April 10, 2006
H.J. Heinz Company has completed the sale of its Auckland, New Zealand-based poultry business, Tegel Foods, to Pacific Equity Partners. According to Business Wire, the transaction is valued at NZ$250
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Supply, immigration rally force Tyson to cut meat output

April 10, 2006
Reuters reports that Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat producer, reduced production for one day on April 10 in response to poor market conditions and to concerns a nationwide
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Displaced Tyson workers transfer to plants

March 23, 2006
Tyson Foods Inc. said that more than 500 workers displaced by two plant closings in Nebraska have transferred to other Tyson plants in the region, and that it would donate
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Bird flu worries may curb poultry exports

March 13, 2006
According to the Associated Press, worries about bird flu have dampened trade prospects for American poultry, which already is facing lower prices, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The United States
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Poultry producers fight to end federal polluting lawsuit

March 6, 2006
Embattled poultry growers and producers went to the Oklahoma state Capitol to lobby lawmakers and urge an end to a federal lawsuit that accuses them of polluting watersheds with chicken
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Tyson cuts 1,665 jobs, closes two plants

February 20, 2006
Tyson Foods Inc. is closing two Nebraska plants — one slaughterhouse and one processing plant — that will result in the loss of 1,665 jobs, the Associated Press reports. The
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