Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union protest outside celebrity chef -- and Smithfield Foods promoter -- Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, to draw attention to working conditions at Smithfield's Tar Heel, NC, plant. (AP)
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