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March 26, 2003
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A.E. Staley 61.2% of Industrias de Maiz S.A. (Argentina)...

Canandaigua Brands Matthew Clark PLC, (UK) marketer of cider, wine & bottled water.
Cargill Inc. Toshoku Ltd. (Japan)
Coca-Cola Co. Russian bottler from Inchcape PLC (UK)
Corn Products Int'l. Controlling interest of Arancia, a corn refiner (Mexico)
Corn Products Int'l. Corn refining business of Bang-IL (South Korea)
Dawn Food Products Hoffee Asociados (Argentina)
Dole Food Co. 60% of fruit/vegetable importer Saba Trading (Sweden)
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. IAT Group (Chilean/Uruguayan fruit exporter and European importer)
Frito-Lay (Pepsico) Chilean snack-food operations of Grupo Industrial
Bimbo (Mexico)
H.J. Heinz Eta brand dressing & peanut butter from Griffiths Foods Ltd. (Aukland, NZ)
H.J. Heinz Convenience foods business of Sonnen Bassermann (Germany) from Danone Group (France)
Int'l Home Foods Inc. Puritan Products (canned stews & meats) from Lipton Div. of Unilever (Canada)
Int'l Home Foods Inc. Libby's canned meats from Nestl¿Switzerland)
Kellogg Co. Day Dawn (muesli bars and wheat biscuits), (Queensland, Australia)
Kellogg Co. Convenience food manufacturer (Malaysia)
Nabisco Holdings Butterkist Ltd. from Mechala Group (Jamaica)
Sara Lee Corp. Seleto S.A. Industria E Comercio do Café (Brazil)
Smithfield Foods Societe Bretonne de Salaisons (pork products)(France)
Smithfield Foods Schneider Corp. (processed meats)(Winnipeg, MB)
Ventura Foods Edible-oil brands from Unilever (UK)

(Source: The Food Institute/Food Engineering)

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