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Food & Beverage

Brand protection tops business concerns, according to new Aberdeen report

November 23, 2004
Companies producing food, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and medical devices are extremely concerned about protecting their brand, trademark and business reputation in the face of evolving regulatory requirements, according to a
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EPA honors Engelhard for design of safer chemicals

June 29, 2004
Business Wire reports that Engelhard Corporation was honored Monday with a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony held at the National
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Nestle not likely to buy General Mills

June 18, 2004
According to Reuters, Nestle SA has no plans for a major acquisition, its chief executive said last Friday, while analysts dismissed a report that the Swiss food maker was mulling
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Dean Foods in settlement talks with SEC

May 12, 2004
According to Reuters, dairy processor Dean Foods Co., and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are in settlement talks of an investigation into Dean''s dealings with bankrupt food distributor
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Judge throws out Tyson Beef case verdict

April 28, 2004
According to the Associated Press, a federal judge has thrown out a jury''s $1.28 billion verdict against the nation''s largest beef packer, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., ruling Friday that it
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U.S. milk prices soar to highest level in years

April 5, 2004
Reuters reports that milk prices have reached the highest level in years. The cause, according to Reuters, is high demand and less production. A number of events have occurred to
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Hain Celestial acquires non-dairy German company

February 26, 2004
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., has announced that its Belgian subsidiary has acquired Natumi AG, a German producer of non-dairy beverages and desserts marketed principally to retail channels in Europe,
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General Mills may face SEC action

February 4, 2004
General Mills Inc. disclosed Tuesday that it may face civil charges in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the company''s sales practices, the Associated Press reports. General Mills said
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No mad cow link to Canada feed on import alert, according to FDA

January 26, 2004
Reuters reports that the 14 Canadian feed and grain plants placed on "import alert" for shipping tainted feed to the United States are not part of an ongoing investigation into
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Altria to sell Rye Brook, NY facility

January 9, 2004
According to Reuters, Altria Group Inc., on Thursday said it plans to sell its Rye Brook, New York facility, which houses about 1,000 employees who work for the company''s Kraft,
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