“This is in line with our broader wellness and nutrition strategy, which focuses on increasing the presence of positives, such as whole grains and lean protein. At the same time, we are reducing the amount of certain less desirable ingredients, such as trans fats and salt,” said C.J. Fraleigh, executive vice president and CEO, Sara Lee North American Retail and Foodservice. “We are excited to respond to consumers’ requests for lower-salt options, and plan to continue to provide great-tasting Sara Lee foods that they have come to know and love, but now with less salt.”


Source: Sara Lee Corp.



ConAgra names VP Finance

“Chris has demonstrated strong leadership, adaptability, knowledge and understanding in multiple Finance disciplines,” said Bill Hahn, vice president, Finance. Since joining ConAgra Foods in 1995, Rogers has held roles of increasing responsibility serving as a business partner across several Finance areas supporting Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain functions in the Consumer organization.


Source: ConAgra Foods



Arrested Agriprocessors employees in legal limbo

Sonia Parras Konrad, a Des Moines attorney, said that some of the workers who remain in the country were due to testify against former Agriprocessors vice president Sholom Rubashkin, who faced 72 charges that included violations of immigration and document fraud laws. Those charges were later dropped, and many of the workers may be deported without having a chance to tell their stories.

To read more about the former employees, go to: http://www.womensenews.org/story/immigration/091216/arrested-iowa-meat-packers-live-in-legal-limbo?page=0,0.


Source: Women's E-News