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  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday a preliminary decision by the United States to impose anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar was a setback in trade relations between the neighbors and pledged to fight the decision.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar, sources said on Tuesday, a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico on other products. U.S. sugar producers have claimed cheap imports from Mexico are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar in a decision set to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the head of Mexico's sugar chamber said, in a case that could spark a trade war.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the president of Mexico's sugar chamber said ahead of the ruling. Until we know that, we can't know what it will mean, "said Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • Fruit recall widens on possible Listeria outbreak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million. The company said it would use proceeds from the sale to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co, which is expected to close in the current quarter.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to Pilgrims Pride Corp parent JBS SA for $575 million. Tyson, which also reported a 10.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, said it would use the sale proceeds to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co..

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat production dates. He said Shanghai Husi, which is owned by privately-held Illinois- based OSI Group, ignored his pleas.

  • SHANGHAI/ LANGFANG, China, July 23- Yum Brands Inc's China division severed ties to OSI China after Shanghai police detained five people from that supplier's meat processing factory at the center of a food safety scare that has ensnared several major Western brands.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. food manufacturers and sugar users have urged top U.S. government officials to reject pressure to negotiate a trade deal with Mexico to end a months-long dispute over allegations of cheap sweetener imports from across the border.

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 6- A South African footwear manufacturing union said on Friday it would strike for higher pay from Monday, as the government continued to negotiate for an end to a five-month stoppage in the platinum sector that has battered the economy.

  • June 5- J.M. Smucker Co forecast full-year profit above estimates as sales increased in its domestic consumer food business- which includes peanut butter and cooking oils- and despite rising coffee costs. The company, which also makes Jif peanut butter and Crisco oils, forecast full-year adjusted earnings of $5.95- $6.05 per share.

  • UPDATE 2-Tyson tops Pilgrim's offer to buy Hillshire Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    May 29- Meat processor Tyson Foods Inc offered to buy Hillshire Brands Co for $6.13 billion, trumping a bid from Pilgrim's Pride Corp, as it looks to expand into the fast-growing market for branded breakfast foods. Tyson offered $50 per share for the maker of Ball Park hotdogs and Jimmy Dean Sausages, $5 more than Pilgrim's bid.

  • UPDATE 1-Tyson offers to buy Hillshire for $6.13 bln Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    May 29- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, offered to buy Hillshire Brands Co for $6.13 billion to expand into the fast-growing market for breakfast foods. The offer comes two days after Pilgrim's Pride Corp offered to buy Hillshire in an all-cash deal valued at $6.4 billion to expand its protein footprint with Hillshire's sausages and lunch meats.