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Chinese Pork Takeover Means HUGE Payout For 2 Execs

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

* Reward translates to 12.2 pct of deal value * WH Group, shareholders seeking $5.3 bln in Hong Kong IPO * Incentive unu...

This Little Piggy Went to Market

David Sable | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
David Sable

It's hard to imagine how the purchase of a pork processor could "impair the national security" but there seem to be a number of areas of concern. The bottom line: China has been plagued with substandard food processing issues.

Largest Chinese Takeover Of A U.S. Company In The Works

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. for approximately $4.72 billion...

38,000 Pounds Of Sausage Recalled

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from glove...

Your Holiday Ham -- Raised on Suffering, Salmonella and Drugs?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David Kirby

Pig producers who sell meat to Russia must wean their animals off antibiotics at least two weeks prior to slaughter. Japan requires a four-week flush-out period. This begs the question, what do the Russians and Japanese know about meat that we don't?

Leading Pork Producer Caught Severely Abusing Pigs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

RICHMOND, Va. — The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that an undercover worker at a farm owned by the world's largest pork pro...