ICL Sues Hawkins Over Failed Food Additive Deal

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 4:54 PM EST) -- Chemical manufacturer ICL Performance Products LP has sued Hawkins Inc. for $7 million, saying Hawkins backed out of a contract for the sale of food-grade phosphoric acid.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, ICL alleges that Hawkins illegally terminated the contract after other supplies offered phosphoric acid for a lower price.

In May 2008, the parties inked an agreement for ICL to sell Hawkins 50 percent of Hawkins’ food-grade phosphoric acid requirements for 2009. Unlike most...
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