Friday, July 23, 2021

JBS pays $20 million over price-fixing pork

JBS USA and its related affiliates have agreed to a $20 million settlement with indirect buyers in a pork price-fixing case.

That’s in addition to $83 million paid to other pork customers..

The case was settled in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, and deals with people who indirectly purchased JBS pork – eg. at restaurants and delis - between Jan. 1, 2009, and now.

JBS has denied wrongdoing and is co-operating with officials in the ongoing lawsuit against Clemens Food Group, Hormel Foods, Smithfield Foods, Tyson Foods, Triumph Foods and Agri Stats.