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Maryland salad dressing maker Tessemae's hit with supplier lawsuits

Maryland salad dressing maker Tessemae's hit with supplier lawsuits

Tessemae’s, a fast-growing maker of natural salad dressings based in Essex, has been sued in recent months by a handful of its suppliers, including an Elkridge-based contract manufacturer that filed a lawsuit in April seeking more than $150,000 in damages.

Maryland Packaging Ltd. Inc., which co-packs and co-makes products for food manufacturers, alleged in the suit that Tessemae’s failed to pay for more than $60,000 worth of services and owes nearly $90,000 in late fees.

The packaging company began blending and packaging single-serving salad toppings in spring 2016 for Tessemae salad kits that were launched nationally and sold in Kroger supermarkets. The salad dressing company...

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