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Food and beverage manufacturing employees by industry, 2011

The meat processing industry employed the largest percentage of food and beverage manufacturing workers in 2011 (32 percent), followed by bakeries (17 percent), and fruits and vegetables (11 percent)

Item 1, Meats 32.0%.
Item 2, Seafood 2.0%.
Item 3, Animal food 3.0%.
Item 4, Fruit and vegetables 11.0%.
Item 5, Dairy 9.0%.
Item 6, Bakery and tortilla products 17.0% .
Item 7, Sugar and confectionery 4.0%.
Item 8, Other food 10.0%.
Item 9, Beverages 9.0%.
Item 10, Grains and oilseeds 3.0%.

Source: USDA, ERS using data from U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 Annual Survey of Manufactures.