Fray Bentos


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Fray Bentos

(frī`bān`tōs), city (1996 pop. 22,577), capital of Río Negro dept., SW Uruguay, a port on the Uruguay River. It was founded in 1859 as Independencia and renamed for an 18th-century religious hermit of the region. Meatpacking is the chief industry, and frozen and canned meats, hides, and wool are exported. Since the construction (1969) of the Puerto Urzué bridge, Fray Bentos has emerged as an important conduit of trade between Uruguay and Argentina.

Fray Bentos

a port in W Uruguay, on the River Uruguay: noted for meat-packing. Pop.: 21 400 (1995 est.)
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The Fray Bentos mill adheres to very strict targets with regard to environmental emissions, occupational safety and production quality.
The beefy brand started life as Liebig's Extract of Meat Company in the mid-19th century in the town of Fray Bentos, which is on the banks of the River Plate in Western Uruguay.
The move follows Baxters' acquisition of the Fray Bentos brand from Princes Foods in November last year.
Princes Foods has now sold Fray Bentos to Baxters Foods.
A Princes spokesman said: "Princes has completed the sale of the Fray Bentos business and brand to Baxters Food Group, following approval by the Office of Fair Trading.
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The tension between the two neighbors began in 2003 when the Finnish multinational Botnia announced plans to build a pulp mill in the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos on the eastern bank of the Rio Uruguay that is the border.
The port of Montevideo, on the Rio de la Plata, along with those at Nueva Palmira and Fray Bentos on Uruguay's coast, create the green belt of the Parana--Uruguay Waterway and serve as the entrance and exit points not only for Uruguayan products, but also those from other countries in the region.
But the real food biggy is still to come - a Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie.
The deal includes the sale of a number of famous brands such as Crosse & Blackwell, Fray Bentos, Farrows and Smedleys.
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