A group of U.S. senators plan to put Smithfield Foods (SFD -0.2%) through the meat grinder...

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

A group of U.S. senators plan to put Smithfield Foods (SFD -0.2%) through the meat grinder before the company can have its acquisition by Shuanghui International approved. The group wants the Department of Agriculture and the FDA involved in the government review of the transaction to protect national security interests. Analysts think the deal will still fly, although they predict the review process could stretch out a few months.