Friday, December 20, 2019

Turkey price-fixing lawsuit launched

First it was beef, then pork, then chicken, and now it’s another price-fixing lawsuit, this time for turkey.

Agri Stats Inc. is at the centre of all of them, a company that collects market information, then sells it to companies.

Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative Inc. in Olean, N.Y., and John Gross and Company Inc. in Mechanicsburg, Penn., have filed the turkey-industry lawsuit and are hoping to have it certified as a class-action case.

They say the price-fixing took place from Jan. 1, 2010, to Jan. 1, 2017.
The defendants named in the turkey price-fixing suit are:

·       Butterball LLC
·       Cargill Inc. and Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation
·       Cooper Farms Inc.
·       Farbest Foods Inc.
·       Foster Farms LLC and Foster Poultry Farms
·       Hormel Foods Corporation and Hormel Foods LLC
·       House of Raeford Farms Inc.
·       Kraft Heinz Foods Company and Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
·       Perdue Farms Inc. and Perdue Foods LLC

·       Tyson Foods Inc., The Hillshire Brands Company, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Prepared Foods Inc.