Provena Foods Inc. (Amex: PZA) net sales were up 31% and the Company reported net earnings of $9,866 for the 1st quarter of 2001 compared to a net loss of $232,930 a year ago. The meat division realized a substantial profit in the 1st quarter after the depreciation and interest expense arising from its new meat plant. The pasta division operated at a loss, exacerbated by electric utility power interruptions.