DOJ Subpoenas Tyson Amid Chicken Industry Antitrust Probe

By Dave Simpson (August 5, 2019, 11:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed Tyson Foods Inc. seeking information related to the chicken industry, related to a probe into potentially anti-competitive conduct, Tyson announced in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.

The DOJ filed a motion in June looking to intervene and stay discovery in a case accusing the food company of engaging in a sprawling anti-competitive scheme that raised the price of chicken sold in the U.S. between 2008 and 2016, revealing that it is investigating the alleged wrongdoing in the industry.

"Subsequently, we received a grand jury subpoena from the DOJ seeking additional...

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