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OCEAN SPRAY'S LLEWELLYN ELECTED NFPA VICE CHAIRMAN

 OCEAN SPRAY'S LLEWELLYN ELECTED NFPA VICE CHAIRMAN
 DALLAS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- John S. Llewellyn Jr., president


and chief executive officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., of Lakeville/Middleboro, Mass., was elected second vice chairman of the National Food Processors Association today at NFPA's 85th Annual Convention here.
 In his new post, Llewellyn will help direct NFPA's scientific and regulatory, government affairs and public communications activities. Herbert M. Baum of Campbell Soup Company was elected chairman, and Karl Hirzel of Hirzel Canning Company was elected first vice chairman.
 Ocean Spray is a marketing cooperative made up of 750 cranberry and 150 citrus grower-members and is the number one brand name in the canned and bottled juice and juice drink category. Ocean Spray maintains a network of manufacturing plants and fruit receiving stations across the United States and Canada. With annual sales closely approaching $1 billion, Ocean Spray is number 361 on the current Fortune 500 list of America's largest industrial companies.
 NFPA is the scientific voice of the food industry. The association's three research laboratories serve NFPA's 500 member companies, manufacturers of the nation's packaged-prepared fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, juices and drinks, and specialty products.
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 /CONTACT: Roger Coleman of the National Food Processors Association, 202-639-5935/ CO: National Food Processors Association; Ocean Spray Cranberries,
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