USA: Sara Lee unit pleas guilty over 1998 meat recall
On 21 December 1998, the Bil Mar Foods plant in Michigan embarked on one of the largest meat recalls in US history, a US$76m move prompted by the discovery of listeria monocytogenes contamination. This morning, Bil Mar's parent company, the US conglomerate Sara Lee , is in the US District Court in Grand Rapids to register a guilty plea against a federal criminal charge.
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