Sanderson Farms Gets U.S. DOJ Subpoena in Chicken Price-Fixing Case

Poultry processor Sanderson Farms Inc said on Monday it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice related to the regulator’s investigation into the broiler chicken antitrust case.

The Justice Department in June launched a criminal probe into allegations that Tyson Foods Inc and other poultry processors including Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms colluded to fix poultry prices.

Pilgrim’s Pride is owned mostly by Brazilian meat packer JBS SA.

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