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  • PARIS, June 18- Japan's Ajinomoto Co may not have found a partner in French ingredients company Diana Group, but unlike the famous Paul Anka love song- a favourite of CEO Masatoshi Ito- the food company is moving on, and looking for other deals.

  • June 17- Smithfield Foods Inc. closed its Tar Heel, North Carolina, pork packing plant, the world's largest, on Tuesday after a water tank collasped and caused an ammonia leak, the company said. At least three people were injured and transported to Cape Fear Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a Bladen County firefighter told Reuters by telephone.

  • June 17- Smithfield Foods Inc. evacuated its Tar Heel, North Carolina, pork packing plant, the world's largest, on Tuesday due to a suspected ammonia leak, the company said. At least three people were injured and transported to Cape Fear Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, she said.

  • June 16- Hillshire Brands Co said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc, following Tyson Foods Inc's offer to buy Hillshire. Hillshire said it does not have the right to terminate the merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods on the basis of the Tyson Foods offer.

  • Hillshire withdraws recommendation for Pinnacle deal Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    June 16- Hillshire Brands Co said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc, following Tyson Foods Inc's to buy Hillshire. Hillshire said it does not have the right to terminate the merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods on the basis of the Tyson Foods offer.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 16- The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen CEO Cheryl Bachelder, says her company "absolutely thinks about international expansion," and discusses management of individual franchisees.

  • While he has made more than 40 investments on "Shark Tank," it was Al "Bubba" Baker's Boneless Ribs that he considers his best.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.

  • Options pro eyes Green Mountain spike     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    "Options Action" contributor Dan Nathan of Risk Reversal, provides insight to curious options activity in Keurig Green Mountain's stock. Green Mountain has since made a deal with Subway.

  • Ford eyes eco-friendly auto parts using tomatoes Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Ford is looking to add a new environmental option to its tool box and it plans to team up with ketchup maker Heinz to to make it happen.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.

  • You say tomato? Ford says tom-auto in eco parts quest Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    LONDON, June 10- Auto maker Ford Motor Co is looking to add a new environmental option to its tool box. Ford said on Tuesday it was teaming up with ketchup maker Heinz, owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc and U.S. investment firm 3 G Capital, to look at using tomato fibres in car production.

  • June 9- Tyson Foods Inc won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co with an all-cash offer that values the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $8.55 billion including debt and would be the biggest deal yet in the global meat business.

  • June 9- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported a small rise in global sales at established restaurants for May, after a rebound in China helped offset another month of disappointing results from the fast-food chain's home market of the United States.

  • June 8- Tyson Foods Inc prevailed over Pilgrim's Pride Corp in a bidding war between meat processors over Hillshire Brands Co, with an increased offer valuing the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $8.55 billion including debt. Pilgrim's Pride said it had withdrawn its offer.

  • B&G Foods CEO open to right offer     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Discussing Tyson's win to buy Hillshire Brands, and M&A in the food industry, with B&G Foods CEO David Wenner.

  • June 9- McDonald's Corp reported better-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in May, helped by strong demand in China, but sales in the United States continued to fall. The United States accounted for 31 percent of McDonald's revenue in 2013. The company does not break out sales for China.

  • B&G Foods CEO says business 'stable'     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Discussing "very little" food price pressure for his business, and how the acquisition of brands happens in the food industry, with B&G Foods CEO David Wenner.