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Lawsuit: Bil Mar to Blame for Death - Herald-Times - February 4, 1999

February 4, 1999

Zeeland - Allegations about unclean conditions at a western Michigan meat processor were raised in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after the death of a woman who apparently ate tainted hot dogs.

Tainted meat from the Bil Mar Foods plant has killed 11 people in 14 states and sickened 72 others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bil Mar, a division of Chicago-based Sara Lee Corp., on Dec. 22 recalled 15 million pounds of hot dogs and other packaged meat products sold under a variety of names. It said they could be tainted with listeria bacteria.

On Tuesday, Chicago lawyer Kenneth Moll filed the suithis second saying he interviewed former Bil Mar employees who talked about unsanitary conditions at the plant and faulty cooking processes.

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