Drexel Sues Pilgrim's Pride For Alleged Contamination

Law360, New York (November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Agricultural chemical firm Drexel Chemical Co. has sued chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., claiming that an entity owned by the poultry company sold Drexel a contaminated pesticide-making facility more than 20 years ago.

In its complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Memphis, Tenn.-based Drexel stated that Gold Kist Inc., now part of Pilgrim’s Pride, sold the chemical company a facility in Cordele, Ga., in 1985.

The facility was formerly used by Gold Kist to manufacture and process several...
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