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Smithfield has made no decision on new beef plant

April 21, 2005
Smithfield Foods, Inc. responded to a story published in Cattle Buyers Weekly stating that the company would build a new beef plant, PRNewswire reports. As part of its ongoing strategic
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ConAgra to restate some results due to errors

March 31, 2005
The Associated Press reports that ConAgra Foods Inc. said it would restate its financial results for 2004 and the first half of fiscal 2005 because of income tax errors that
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Dreyer''s Grand Ice Cream names new CFO

March 9, 2005
Business Wire reports that Dreyer''s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. (Dreyer''s) announced March 9 that Doug Holdt has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Holdt comes from
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Sara Lee names new CEO, to divest food unit

February 10, 2005
Sara Lee Corp. named a new chief executive and said it plans to shed businesses accounting for 40 percent of its annual revenue including its apparel business that sells Hanes
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Tyson to trim beef operations

January 20, 2005
Tyson Foods Inc. said it would temporarily cut operations at four beef plants and scale back production at another because of tight cattle supplies, low demand and a reduction in
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Colorado beef packers to lose jobs

December 28, 2004
The Associated Press reports that approximately 800 workers at the Swift & Co. meat packing plant in Greeley, Colorado will lose their jobs on December 20, 11 days before the
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EPA files complaint against Campbell Soup

December 28, 2004
According to the Associated Press, the Environmental Protection Agency has accused Campbell Soup Company of violating clean-air provisions at a California plant, the company said. The EPA alleged that nitrogen
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U.S. fines biotech companies more than $5,600

December 10, 2004
The Associated Press reports that federal regulators recently fined two biotech companies more than $5,600 for improperly handling genetically modified crops, but said they aren''t investigating the University of California,
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Interstate Bakeries to close Florence, South Carolina bakery

December 10, 2004
Interstate Bakeries Corporation announced plans to close its bakery in Florence, South Carolina, PRNewswire reports. The 85-year-old facility makes bread and rolls, sold under several IBC brand names, including Wonder
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Tyson Foods to close meat plant in Maine

December 10, 2004
According to the Associated Press, Tyson Foods Inc., is closing Jordan''s Meats, a major Portland employer for more than 40 years, resulting in the loss of 285 jobs. Tyson, based
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