DOJ Scrutiny Of Food Industry Could Expand: Experts

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With its challenge to a major beef merger and price-fixing investigations into the egg and tomato industries, the U.S. Department of Justice is sending a clear message that it has food on the brain.

This week’s suit against JBS SA’s planned $560 million bid for National Beef Packing Co. LLC and ongoing probes of egg processors and tomato groups suggest that the DOJ is just beginning to scratch the surface of the food industry, which has seen massive consolidation over the years and enjoyed a host...
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