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    :: Thursday, February 07, 2008 ::

    Burger King weighs move from Florida tomatoes - By Doug Ohlemeier, The Packer, KS
    A letter from Burger King warning that it may not buy tomatoes from Immokalee, Fla., — an area where a workers’ union has demanded fast-food companies to pay a penny a pound more for tomatoes — has stirred uneasiness among Florida growers.

    Miami-based Burger King Corp. denies the Dec. 18 letter was linked the workers’ wage issue.

    The letter, sent to tomato suppliers, requests they develop and submit to the fast-food chain “contingency plans for the possibility that we would choose not to purchase tomatoes grown on farms in the Immokalee, Florida, region.”
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