US frozen food producer Birds Eye Foods has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Freshlike canned vegetable business to Siloam Springs, Arkansas-based Allen Canning Company.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Birds Eye Foods said the transaction is expected to close on 1 May 2004.

Rochester-based Birds Eye Foods, which has annual sales of approximately US$1.0bn, sold its Veg-All canned vegetable business to Allen Canning Company last year.