Local chicken producer accused of price fixing


Local chicken producer accused of operating as part of cartel. Two of the largest food distributors in the nation, US Foods and Sysco Corporation, filed a lawsuit in federal court this week, accusing Perdue Farms and other national chicken producers of colluding to keep chicken prices high. They allege Perdue along with Tyson and 9 other companies agreed to reduce their breeder flocks in a coordinated manner to inflate broiler prices. Spokesman for Perdue Farms tells WGMD the company does not comment on pending litigation.