Riviana Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: RVFD), yesterday reported earnings for fiscal 2001 of $20.2 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, on sales of $382.0 million, excluding restructuring and other charges, compared to earnings of $25.1 million, or $1.73 per diluted share, on sales of $403.0 million for fiscal 2000. Income from operations, excluding restructuring and other charges, was $27.6 million, compared to $33.9 million last year. The sales decline reflects a shorter reporting period of 52 weeks for fiscal 2001 as compared to 53 weeks in the previous year.