Tyson's cooperation in the DOJ investigation of price fixing and bid rigging in the broiler industry is part of a request for formal leniency under the agency's Corporate Leniency Program.
The Department of Justice announced six new chicken-industry defendants in its ongoing investigation into price-fixing and bid rigging for broiler chicken products.
Alleging a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced indictments Wednesday in Denver’s federal court against four company executives.
Pilgrim's Pride, which produces 20% of U.S. chicken, has entered into a plea agreement with the Department of Justice in its investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging of chicken products.
The August fire at Tyson's Finney County, Kan., beef facility too 6% of slaughter capacity offline and forced packers to scramble to pick up the slack at other harvest locations.
The $29 billion poultry industry is accused of hatching a plan to limit production.
Texas congressman Mike Conaway told AgriTalk radio he believes an investigation into packer profits is likely, but encourages cattlemen and processors to continue working to feed Americans during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Department of Justice on Thursday formally demanded information from America’s Big 4 U.S. beef packers regarding potential antitrust violations.