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Tyson Foods subsidiary acquires Utah firm

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 15, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

— Officials with Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc. have announced that a Tyson subsidiary has purchased the assets of Don Julio Foods of Clearfield, Utah.

Tyson President and Chief Executive Officer Donnie Smith said Friday that Tyson Mexican Original Inc. will acquire the company.

Terms of the purchase were not revealed.

Tyson Mexican Original is the second-largest manufacturer of tortillas in the U.S. Don Julio foods produces flour and corn tortillas, and snacks such as potato chips, tortilla chips and pretzels that are sold nationwide under the brand names Don Julio Authentic and Clover Club.

Tyson said Don Julio has about 50 employees and that most are expected to be retained by Tyson.

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