Conagra, Kraft Heinz Sue Tyson and Other Chicken Suppliers for Allegedly Conspiring To Inflate Prices

Conagra Brands, Kraft Heinz and other major packaged food companies filed a lawsuit Friday in Chicago federal court alleging that meat processors conspired to inflate the price of chicken.

The suit names Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue Farms and more than a dozen other chicken suppliers as defendants, companies that together control about 90 percent of the $30 billion wholesale chicken market.

It is the latest of several lawsuits to accuse the poultry industry of engaging in a price-fixing scheme from 2008 through 2016. Farmers, grocery stores and restaurant chains have also filed suits against the chicken processors over the last three years.

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