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Cal-Maine records more sales, improved earnings

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. sold more eggs at higher prices in its fiscal second quarter, boosting profit despite higher feed costs. The nation’s largest producer of fresh eggs, Cal-Maine’s profit rose to $23.3 million, or 97 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 26. That’s up 53 percent from $15.2 million, or 64 cents per share, in the ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Cal-Maine exec suffers stroke during commission meeting

NATCHEZ — Fred Adams Jr., founder, former CEO and current chairman of the board of directors of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., suffered a mild stroke while attending the International Egg Commission meeting in National Harbor, Md. “Fred Adams suffered a mild stroke, but he is alert and resting comfortably in a Falls Church, Va., hospital,” said Cal-Maine CEO and president Dolph ...

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Cal-Maine sees increase in sales, but income up and down

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reports net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 of $274.7 million, compared with net sales of $271.2 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2010. The egg company reported net income of $33.6 million, or $1.41 per basic share, for the third quarter, compared with net income of $34.5 million, or $1.45 per ...

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Cal-Maine sees sales rise, earnings fall

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the second quarter ended Nov. 27, 2010, saw net sales of $234.5 million, compared with net sales of $229.2 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2010. The company reported net income of $15.2 million, or $0.64 per basic share, compared with net income of $16.1 million, or $0.68 per basic share, for the ...

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Ex-workers claim tainted egg warnings were ignored

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers said they ignored complaints about conditions at one site. The USDA employees worked next to areas where roughly 7.7 million caged hens laid eggs at the two operations, but agency spokesman ...

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Cal-Maine clarifies egg recall action

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has issued a clarification regarding the previously announced voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Hillandale Farms of Iowa. This information does not increase the total number of eggs, which Cal-Maine purchased from Hillandale Farms, previously announced Aug. 20. Cal-Maine said it immediately contacted its customers to ensure that any eggs included in the recall ...

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Cal-Maine receives shipment of recalled eggs

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has been notified by an Iowa producer that between April 9 and Aug. 18, 2010, the producer sold 32 truckloads of eggs, or approximately 800,000 dozen eggs, to Cal-Maine. This accounts for approximately 0.3 percent of Cal-Maine’s total sales for that time period. This product has been added to the expanded nationwide recall of salmonella-tainted ...

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FDA still tracking source of tainted eggs

WASHINGTON — Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are working to find the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1,300 people and forced the recall of more than a half-billion eggs. Two Iowa farms linked to the disease outbreak — Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms — share suppliers of chickens and feed as ...

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Health officials look for more egg-related illnesses

WASHINGTON — A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said yesterday. That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control. Almost 2,000 illnesses from the ...

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