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September 5, 1997 | SHARON WALSH, WASHINGTON POST
Tyson Foods Inc., the country's largest poultry producer, said Thursday that it will buy Hudson Foods Inc. for $642.4 million. The purchase comes just weeks after Hudson recalled a record 25 million pounds of hamburger and shut down its beef production facility because of contamination by E. coli bacteria.
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December 4, 1999 | Reuters
A federal jury acquitted Hudson Foods, a part of Tyson Foods Inc., and a former Hudson executive of lying to investigators about an outbreak of E. coli bacteria that sparked the nation's largest recall of contaminated beef. The jury deliberated only about two hours before finding Hudson Foods and its former quality control director, Michael Gregory, not guilty.
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December 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Hudson Foods Inc. and two employees were indicted on federal charges of providing false information to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in what became the nation's largest meat recall. The indictments also accuse the Arkansas-based company; Brent Wolke of Columbus, Neb.; and Michael Gregory of Springdale, Ark., each on one count of conspiracy. An outbreak of E. coli in July 1997 in Colorado forced the recall of 25 million pounds of Hudson meat.
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December 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Hudson Foods Inc. and two employees were indicted on federal charges of providing false information to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in what became the nation's largest meat recall. The indictments also accuse the Arkansas-based company; Brent Wolke of Columbus, Neb.; and Michael Gregory of Springdale, Ark., each on one count of conspiracy. An outbreak of E. coli in July 1997 in Colorado forced the recall of 25 million pounds of Hudson meat.
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August 26, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Hudson Foods Inc. wants to sell its state-of-the-art beef processing plant in Nebraska if it can't replace Burger King as a customer of its ground beef, the company's chief financial officer said Monday. Burger King, a unit of Grand Metropolitan, over the weekend said it would no longer buy Hudson hamburger after a recall of Hudson beef patties caused shortages at some of its restaurants. In the largest food recall in U.S. history, Hudson pulled all product that came from its Columbus, Neb.
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August 24, 1997 | From Associated Press
Following a massive bad-beef recall, Burger King has pulled Hudson Foods' burgers off its grills--forever, a spokesman for the fast-food chain said Saturday. "No more Hudson Beef is in the Burger King system nor will we be buying any more Hudson Foods Inc. beef," said David Nixon, a spokesman at Burger King's headquarters in Miami.
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August 18, 1997 | From Reuters
A special team of government investigators will this week visit the plant that produced 1.2 million pounds of frozen hamburger patties that were recalled, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Sunday. A dozen inspectors from the Department of Agriculture's food safety division and inspector general's office are on their way to Hudson Foods Inc. in Columbus, Neb., to examine plant records and meat processing procedures, Glickman said.
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August 28, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
One of the nation's largest meat processors, IBP Inc., on Wednesday said it agreed to buy Hudson Foods Inc.'s state-of-the-art beef-processing plant in Columbus, Neb., the focus of a recent massive recall of ground beef linked to possible E. coli contamination. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Since the recall, meatpacking trade groups are pushing the industry to change hamburger-processing methods and abandon the common practice of mixing in one day's leftovers with the next day's supply.
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August 22, 1997 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vastly expanding what was already the largest food recall in U.S. history, a Nebraska plant that packaged possibly tainted hamburger patties is ordering back an estimated 25 million pounds of the product and will close indefinitely, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Thursday. Hudson Foods Inc., owner of the Columbus, Neb.
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December 4, 1999 | Reuters
A federal jury acquitted Hudson Foods, a part of Tyson Foods Inc., and a former Hudson executive of lying to investigators about an outbreak of E. coli bacteria that sparked the nation's largest recall of contaminated beef. The jury deliberated only about two hours before finding Hudson Foods and its former quality control director, Michael Gregory, not guilty.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1997 | SHARON WALSH, WASHINGTON POST
Tyson Foods Inc., the country's largest poultry producer, said Thursday that it will buy Hudson Foods Inc. for $642.4 million. The purchase comes just weeks after Hudson recalled a record 25 million pounds of hamburger and shut down its beef production facility because of contamination by E. coli bacteria.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
One of the nation's largest meat processors, IBP Inc., on Wednesday said it agreed to buy Hudson Foods Inc.'s state-of-the-art beef-processing plant in Columbus, Neb., the focus of a recent massive recall of ground beef linked to possible E. coli contamination. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Since the recall, meatpacking trade groups are pushing the industry to change hamburger-processing methods and abandon the common practice of mixing in one day's leftovers with the next day's supply.
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August 26, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Hudson Foods Inc. wants to sell its state-of-the-art beef processing plant in Nebraska if it can't replace Burger King as a customer of its ground beef, the company's chief financial officer said Monday. Burger King, a unit of Grand Metropolitan, over the weekend said it would no longer buy Hudson hamburger after a recall of Hudson beef patties caused shortages at some of its restaurants. In the largest food recall in U.S. history, Hudson pulled all product that came from its Columbus, Neb.
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August 24, 1997 | From Associated Press
Following a massive bad-beef recall, Burger King has pulled Hudson Foods' burgers off its grills--forever, a spokesman for the fast-food chain said Saturday. "No more Hudson Beef is in the Burger King system nor will we be buying any more Hudson Foods Inc. beef," said David Nixon, a spokesman at Burger King's headquarters in Miami.
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August 22, 1997 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vastly expanding what was already the largest food recall in U.S. history, a Nebraska plant that packaged possibly tainted hamburger patties is ordering back an estimated 25 million pounds of the product and will close indefinitely, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Thursday. Hudson Foods Inc., owner of the Columbus, Neb.
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August 18, 1997 | From Reuters
A special team of government investigators will this week visit the plant that produced 1.2 million pounds of frozen hamburger patties that were recalled, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Sunday. A dozen inspectors from the Department of Agriculture's food safety division and inspector general's office are on their way to Hudson Foods Inc. in Columbus, Neb., to examine plant records and meat processing procedures, Glickman said.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1998
BankBoston Corp. plans to close two offices in Europe to consolidate its underperforming corporate banking business in London, resulting in a first-quarter pretax charge of $13 million and 45 job cuts.. . . Tyson Foods Inc. completed its $615-million purchase of Hudson Foods Inc. and said it doesn't plan any "major" firings in combining the poultry processors. . . . Raytheon Co. agreed to sell a radar computer-chip business to TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. for about $39 million.
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