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Washington AG Sues Top Poultry Companies

State of Washington is the latest to file lawsuit alleging collusion


Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is the latest person to accuse the top poultry companies in the United States of participating in a conspiracy to rig bids and inflate the price of chicken, reports

Ferguson announced on October 26 that he filed a lawsuit against the companies, as well as Agri Stats, asserting that the companies coordinated to reduce production during 2008-09 and 2011-12, resulting in significant high prices. He further asserted that the companies engaged in an illegal bid rigging scheme from 2011 to 2019.

The companies named in Ferguson’s lawsuit include: Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Sanderson Farms, Perdue Farms, Koch Foods, Mountaire Farms, Wayne Farms, Amick Farms, George’s, Peco Foods, House of Raeford, Fieldale Farms, Case Foods, Mar-Jac Poultry, Claxton Poultry Farms, Simmons Foods, O.K. Foods and Harrison Poultry.

Read the full report here.

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