February 8, 1991 |
Distribution Center: Grubb & Ellis Realty Fund paid $4.2 million for an 81,000-square-foot industrial building near Anaheim Stadium. The seller was a Los Angeles partnership called No. 1 K&M Partners. The building, on 5.3 acres at 1222 E. Howell Ave., is a distribution center for General Foods Corp., said the Seeley Co., which represented the seller.
July 11, 1986
General Foods Corp. asked Jewel Food Stores in Chicago and Kroger stores in Detroit to remove certain Jell-O gelatin products from shelves after a caller claimed he had poisoned three boxes with cyanide. The anonymous male caller said he had put sodium cyanide in three 6-ounce boxes of sugar-free Jell-O and placed them on shelves in a Kroger store in the Detroit area and a Jewel store in the Chicago area, the company said.
March 27, 1987 |
General Foods Corp. will cut out a segment of a national television commercial that shows a man holding an infant while drinking a mug of steaming Maxwell House coffee. Norma C. Godin, an official of the National Burn Victim Foundation, complained to General Foods about the danger involved in the gesture. "I felt strongly that Maxwell House had an obligation not to show something so risky," said Godin. "Hot coffee is the most common hot liquid that would result in a burn to child."
August 19, 1985
State Health Director Kenneth W. Kizer has urged consumers not to buy or eat Liederkranz cheese sold by General Foods Corp. after discovery by federal investigators of the same family of Listeria bacteria in the cheese that recently caused an epidemic in California. Federal Food and Drug Administration and General Foods officials said that all of the contaminated cheese--about 20,000 packages--was recovered from an Ohio plant where it was being processed and that none reached store shelves.
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September 29, 1985 |
General Foods Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to be taken over by Philip Morris Cos. Inc. for about $5.7 billion, to form the nation's biggest consumer products company. Under the agreement to undertake the largest non-oil acquisition in corporate history, the tobacco giant will buy all of General Foods' 47.3 million shares at $120 per share in cash. The merger is subject to the approval of both firms' boards of directors.
September 21, 1985 |
General Foods Corp., which has been the subject of takeover rumors for months, said Friday that its board of directors has adopted several anti-takeover measures, but it declined to give any specifics. Asked if the company has received any specific bids, spokesman Thomas McCann, refused to comment, citing company policy. General Foods, which is based in Rye Brook, N.Y.