The sale will result in labor savings of roughly $39 million by 2013.
, Sara Lee said the company has already notified employees and the European Works Council of its plans.
Sara Lee earlier sold its Ambi Pure air freshener unit to
, its India joint venture stake for insecticides and other businesses to concentrate on food and beverages.
Shares of Sara Lee have risen 0.4% to $13.93 in after-hours trading Tuesday.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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