Aurora Foods Inc. (NYSE: AOR) yesterday announced continued operating-performance improvement with strong sales and unit-volume growth during the second quarter of 2001. For the three months that ended June 30, 2001, unit volume and net sales increased 3.8% and 2.4%, respectively, compared with year-ago levels. Net sales grew to $219.9 million, led by Log Cabin and Mrs. Butterworth's Syrups (up 18.5%), Duncan Hines (up 8.9%), Celeste Pizza (up 5.8%) and Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast (up 4.3%).