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Sara Lee to close Chicago coffee plant

February 20, 2006
Food and clothing manufacturer Sara Lee Corp. said last week it is closing down operations at its Superior coffee roasting plant in Chicago, resulting in 80 jobs being eliminated. According
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Kraft to eliminate 8,000 jobs, close up to 20 plants

January 31, 2006
Kraft Foods Inc., the nation''s largest food manufacturer, said January 30 it would eliminate 8,000 more jobs, or about 8 percent of its work force, and close up to 20
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Tyson, Smithfield shares decline on Japanese ban

January 23, 2006
Beef processors Tyson Foods Inc. and Smithfield Foods Inc. saw their shares retreat Friday, January 20 after Japan closed the door on U.S. beef imports less than six weeks after
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Chicken industry to test every U.S. flock

January 10, 2006
Seeking to reassure people that chicken is safe to eat, companies that raise chickens said recently they will test every flock for bird flu before the birds are slaughtered, according
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Kraft to sell five factories

January 10, 2006
Kraft Canada Inc. said it agreed to sell some product lines and five factories to a group led by two private-equity firms for an undisclosed sum, according to the Associated
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Tyson to hire 1,600 workers at new plant

December 12, 2005
Tyson Foods Inc. recently said it plans to hire 1,600 workers as it readies a new beef and pork packaging plant slated to begin production in February, according to the
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Bay Valley Foods to close Colorado facilities

November 21, 2005
The Associated Press reports that Bay Valley Foods LLC, a unit of TreeHouse Foods Inc., said that it will close its La Junta pickle and relish facilities, affecting more than
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Tyson receives 15 worker safety awards

November 21, 2005
The worker safety efforts of Tyson Foods, Inc. have been honored with 15 awards from the Safety Council of the Ozarks, according to PRNewswire. During the Council''s recent annual safety
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Kraft eliminating 600 corporate jobs

October 18, 2005
Kraft Foods Inc., the nation''s largest food manufacturer, said it is eliminating about 600 salaried positions as part of its 2004 plan targeting 6,000 job cuts by 2007, the Associated
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Court rules for Campbell Soup in IPO suit

September 20, 2005
A federal court in Delaware exonerated Campbell Soup Company of charges of fraud in connection with its spin-off of Vlasic Foods International, the Associated Press reports. Creditors had accused the
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