DOJ Eyes Egg, Tomato Markets Over Alleged Collusion

Law360, New York (September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid a series of criminal and civil probes into possible collusion in various food and agriculture markets, the U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly launched two new dual criminal investigations into suspected price-fixing by egg producers and California tomato processors.

A California federal grand jury has issued subpoenas in the tomato industry investigation, while executives of some of the state's top processors of tomatoes for canning, ketchup, salsa and sauces are being interviewed by FBI agents to determine whether they conspired to fix prices, the Wall...
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