March 14- Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on Friday because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources said.» Read More
*U.S. Labor Department guidance has varied over the years. In a case that could effect unionized workers in poultry processing, meat packing and other sectors, roughly 800 current and former workers at the United States Steel Corp plant in Gary, Indiana, are seeking the extra pay.
Oct 30- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the third quarter, hurt mainly by weakness in its meat business. The Toronto- based company, one of Canada's biggest pork processors and bakers, said revenue slipped 2.5 percent to C $1.15 billion.
*Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..
TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it may sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Company as it determines whether to exit the bakery business and focus on meat products.
Rains have already delayed the cane crush in Brazil, the world's largest producer. The firm represents 47 sugar mills in Brazil, recorded revenue of $4.1 billion in 2012 and says it controls nearly a fifth of the world's sugar exports through its trading desks.
*South Korea says detects zilpaterol in U.S. beef. *Halts some U.S. beef imports from unit of JBS USA.
*A blanket ban in place on feed additives in Asia, Europe. SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korea has suspended some U.S. beef imports after detecting the cattle feed additive zilpaterol in meat supplied by a unit of JBS USA, raising concerns over how the controversial animal growth enhancer has entered the global supply chain.
*Saputo looks Australia as "ideal platform" to grow, eyes more acquisitions. SYDNEY, Oct 8- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, will acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd in a deal valuing Australia's oldest dairy processor at A $392.7 million.
Teys manages six accredited export beef processing plants, two feedlots and is a leading exporter of Australian beef to the United States, the statement said. Teys Australia is a 50/ 50 joint venture between the Teys family and Cargill Inc, the third largest meat processor in the United States, according to the company's website.
CHICAGO, Sept 25- Archer Daniels Midland Co continues to expect to complete its acquisition of Australian grain handler Graincorp Ltd by the end of the year, the U.S. agribusiness giant's chief executive officer said on Wednesday. Graincorp has an edible oils facility in China.
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