Hillshire Farm

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Pigs in blankets made with Hillshire Farm "Lit'l Smokies"

Hillshire Farm is a brand of meat products marketed and owned by Sara Lee. The company was founded in 1934, and was purchased by Sara Lee in 1971. Friedrich (Fritz) Bernegger, (February 2, 1904- April 30, 1988) born in Austria, started the business at the facility in New London, Wisconsin.[1]

Hillshire Farm's primary product is smoked sausage and Polska kielbasa. The brand introduced smoked sausages to much of the general population of the US as a supermarket food and a nationally advertised food. Hillshire Farm sausages are about two feet long and horseshoe shaped. Currently, Hillshire Farm offers 10 varieties of these sausages.

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