Humane Society Squeals To SEC Over Alleged Ham Sham

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Humane Society asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday to investigate Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork producer and a McDonald's supplier, which it claims has misled shareholders about its animal welfare standards.

The animal welfare organization's complaint alleges that a series of videos produced by Smithfield to assure shareholders and consumers of its social responsibility, titled "Taking the Mystery Out of Pork Production" is "replete with false and/or misleading representations — both express and implied" in violation of the Securities Exchange...
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