EX-23 2 a08-12210_1ex23.htm EX-23

Exhibit 23


Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-102806) pertaining to the Hormel Foods Corporation Joint Earnings Profit Sharing Trust of our report dated April 21, 2008, with respect to the financial statements and schedule of Hormel Foods Corporation’s Joint Earnings Profit Sharing Trust included in this Annual Report (Form 11-K) for the year ended October 27, 2007.



/s/ Ernst & Young LLP


Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 21, 2008