Smithfield Foods (SFD +0.3%) made an interesting disclosure yesterday in a SEC filing. The...

|About: Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD)|By:, SA News Editor

Smithfield Foods (SFD +0.3%) made an interesting disclosure yesterday in a SEC filing. The company was considering a "potentially significant acquisition" of a large business in the packaged meats sector. The speculation from dealReporter is that it was Hillshire Brands (HSH +1.5%) in the crossfires, an acquisition which makes sense and could be on the table again if regulators stop the Shuanghui International purchase of Smithfield.