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Venezuelan company makes largest arepa

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 24 (UPI) -- A Venezuelan food company set a Guinness World Record with a 1,087-pound arepa, a traditional flattened corn flour cake.

Food manufacturer Empresas Polar, which created the 20-foot-diameter arepa Wednesday, said the record-setting dish was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the year the company began producing flour, Globovision reported Thursday.

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Lorenzo Mendoza, president of the company, said the corn cake represents the Venezuelan values of "work, effort (and) commitment."

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