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August 4, 2000 | From Reuters
Slim-Fast Foods Co. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall more than 2 million cans of its milk-based liquid shakes, saying they may present a low risk of temporary gastrointestinal sickness and should not be consumed. Slim-Fast is instituting the nationwide recall of the 11-ounce cans with the Food and Drug Administration and has notified all affected distributors and retail customers, the company said.
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August 4, 2000 | From Reuters
Slim-Fast Foods Co. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall more than 2 million cans of its milk-based liquid shakes, saying they may present a low risk of temporary gastrointestinal sickness and should not be consumed. Slim-Fast is instituting the nationwide recall of the 11-ounce cans with the Food and Drug Administration and has notified all affected distributors and retail customers, the company said.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Unilever wants both Chunky Monkey and the just plain chunky. The food and consumer-products giant confirmed speculation Wednesday and agreed to buy quirky ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. for $326 million. Unilever then added an ironic twist by agreeing to buy the weight-loss company Slim-Fast Foods Co. for $2.3 billion. Ben & Jerry's, based in South Burlington, Vt.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Unilever wants both Chunky Monkey and the just plain chunky. The food and consumer-products giant confirmed speculation Wednesday and agreed to buy quirky ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. for $326 million. Unilever then added an ironic twist by agreeing to buy the weight-loss company Slim-Fast Foods Co. for $2.3 billion. Ben & Jerry's, based in South Burlington, Vt.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2000 | Reuters
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant that reached deals to acquire SlimFast Foods Co. and Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. last month, also made an unsolicited $18.41-billion cash bid for Bestfoods, the maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise and Skippy peanut butter disclosed. Bestfoods said in a letter to Unilever executives that after reviewing the proposal, its board rejected the offer as "financially inadequate" and not in the best interests of shareholders.
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June 14, 1991 | SARA FRITZ and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even though corporations are prohibited from making direct contributions to candidates for federal office, the Republican and Democratic parties exploited a legal loophole and collected nearly $3.5 million from American firms during the first four months of 1991 to help elect such candidates, according to federal records.
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December 29, 1999 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When you haul your body off the stair climber come New Year's Day, don't toss out the Gatorade bottle. Under a new law, it will be worth 2.5 cents at your local recycling center. But that empty magnum of Moet on the coffee table? Sorry; that one won't reap you a payback. Launched in 1987, California's bottle and can recycling program expands beginning Saturday, placing a fresh assortment of beverages under the state's deposit and refund rules.
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