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Chicken conspiracy

SEATTLE — Washington state has filed an antitrust action against 19 chicken producers, accusing them of conspiring to inflate and manipulate prices, rig contracts and coordinate supply reductions in a yearslong scheme that affected 95% of all chicken sold for meat in the United States.

Read the complaint here.

Defendants include:

  • Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
  • Sanderson Farms Inc.
  • Perdue Farms Inc.
  • Koch Foods Inc.
  • Foster Farms LLC
  • Mountaire Farms Inc.
  • Wayne Farms LLC
  • Amick Farms LLC
  • George’s Inc.
  • Peco Foods Inc.
  • House of Raeford Inc.
  • Fieldale Farms Corp.
  • Case Foods Inc.
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • Claxton Poultry Farms
  • Simmons Foods Inc.
  • O.K. Foods Inc.
  • Harrison Poultry Inc.
  • and Agri Stats, a company that collects industry data and publishes detailed weekly and monthly reports for the producers.
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