WORTHINGTON FOODS ACQUIRES HARVEST BURGER

WORTHINGTON, Ohio -- Worthington Foods here has acquired the Harvest Burger trademark and line of products from Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Ill., for $9.3 million in common stock.Harvest Burger joins the company's Morningstar Farms line of 21 meat-free products. Dale Twomley, president and chief executive officer of Worthington Foods, has pledged to revive the brand. Pillsbury/Green Giant,

WORTHINGTON, Ohio -- Worthington Foods here has acquired the Harvest Burger trademark and line of products from Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Ill., for $9.3 million in common stock.

Harvest Burger joins the company's Morningstar Farms line of 21 meat-free products. Dale Twomley, president and chief executive officer of Worthington Foods, has pledged to revive the brand. Pillsbury/Green Giant, Minneapolis, had been distributing the product under a 1993 agreement with ADM.

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