Company:  SMITHFIELD FOODS INC
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  7/24/2012 
CIK:  0000091388 
Address:  200 COMMERCE STREET
EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING
 
City, State, Zip:  SMITHFIELD, Virginia 23430 
Telephone:  (757) 365-3000 
Fiscal Year:  12/29 
Description of Business
Smithfield Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (the �Company,� "Smithfield," �we,� �us� or �our�), began as a pork processing operation called The Smithfield Packing Company, founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter and his son, Joseph W. Luter, Jr. Through a series of acquisitions starting in 1981, we have become the largest pork processor and hog producer in the world. We produce and market a wide variety of fresh meat and packaged meats products both domestically and internationally. We operate in a cyclical industry and our results are affected by fluctuations in commodity prices.
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  FORM 8-K
    SECTION 1 BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
      Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
    SECTION 8 OTHER EVENTS
      Item 8.01. Other Events.
    SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
    SIGNATURES
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 1.1
  EXHIBIT 5.1
  EXHIBIT 12.1
    RATIO COMPUTATION
  EXHIBIT 99.1
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