Missouri-based food producer Aurora Foods today [Wednesday] announced a decline in net sales for the third quarter ended 30 September to US$184.9m (2001: $200.8m). The company also reported a net loss of $0.6m, or $0.01 per share, for the same period, an improvement from the net loss of $3.2m, or $0.05 per share, for the third quarter of 2001.