Elite Food Company is showing signs of recovery following profits accrued during the first quarter of 2002, to the tune of NIS25m (US$5.1m) after losses of NIS19m for the previous quarter. A report in Maariv notes that the first 2002 quarter profits are 8% lower compared with the same period in 2001, and that the operating profit during the 1st quarter in 2002 is down 26% compared with the same period in 2001.