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Tyson denies racial discrimination

August 16, 2005
Reuters reports that top U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. has denied claims of racial discrimination after being sued over two black employees who complained about the posting of a
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ConAgra retiree alleges Company manipulated earnings in third class-action lawsuit

July 22, 2005
A third class-action lawsuit — this one from a retiree of ConAgra Foods Inc. — has been filed accusing top executives of manipulating the Omaha-based company''s earnings, the Associated Press
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Kahiki Foods'' President hospitalized

July 22, 2005
According to PRNewswire, Kahiki Foods announced that on Tuesday, July 19, Michael Tsao, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company became seriously ill while on family vacation, and was
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Arkansas poultry farmers say lawsuit over chicken waste could doom industry

July 22, 2005
Poultry farmers in Arkansas fear that the region’s $2 billion chicken industry could be facing its toughest challenge ever as a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma attorney general Drew Edmondson threatens
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Cookie plant to open, asparagus plant closes

July 13, 2005
Bremner, Inc. announced plans to begin cookie production at its South Beloit, Illinois facility this fall, PRNewswire reports. The South Beloit plant was purchased in February 2005. Company representatives have
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Heinz to purchase HP sauces for $855 million

June 20, 2005
U.S. food company H.J. Heinz has agreed to buy Danone''s UK-based HP Foods business for about $855 million in a deal that puts HP and Lea & Perrins sauces under
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Hardy to lead manufacturing at ConAgra Foods

June 20, 2005
Business Wire reports that ConAgra Foods Inc., one of America''s leading packaged food companies, has announced that Jim Hardy, most recently head of global manufacturing at The Clorox Company, has
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Court dismisses suit against Smithfield

May 24, 2005
Smithfield Foods Inc., the nation''s largest hog producer and a major pork processor, said that a federal court dismissed a multimillion-dollar suit filed against the company by a meat processor
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ConAgra searches for new CEO

May 16, 2005
The Associated Press reports that ConAgra Foods Inc., is looking for a new chief executive and chairman after Bruce Rohde announced that he is stepping down after eight years. A
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Tyson to donate $60,000 to watershed project

May 16, 2005
According to PRNewswire, Tyson Foods, Inc., has made a commitment to donate $60,000 to the Elk River Watershed Improvement Association (ERWIA), which serves parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. The
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