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Food company sues over bacon that spoiled in warehouse

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Dec 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska food company and its insurer want a warehouse company to pay them more than $400,000 because a shipment of bacon was destroyed inside one of its warehouses in Lincoln last year.

Omaha food manufacturer Westin Inc. and Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company filed a lawsuit last week against warehousing company Universal Pure over the August 2020 incident.

They say Universal Pure should have maintained its warehouse better to avoid the problem.

The bacon was destroyed when water accumulated and froze in a wall cavity of the warehouse, which led the wall to bow, pushing on pallet racking and causing a collapse. Universal Pure hasn’t yet responded to the lawsuit.

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