Tag: Department of Justice

USDA and DOJ Scrutinize the Meat Packing Industry

Competition in the meat packing industry is currently a central focus of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the USDA. In 2008, the DOJ and 16 states challenged the merger of JBS and the National Beef Packing Company, leading the parties to abandon the deal. In its amended complaint filed against … Continue Reading

DOJ Pursues Tomato Processors – One Executive Pushes Back

By Guest Blogger Jay Eckhardt On April 29, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had obtained a criminal indictment against the former CEO of SK Foods, Scott Salyer, for his participation in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids in the market for tomato paste. (SK Foods is now owned by Olam … Continue Reading
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