Smithfield Foods Reaches Preliminary $75M Settlement in Pork Price-Fixing Case

A preliminary settlement was reached recently by Smithfield Foods Inc. in the amount of $75 million in a pork price-fixing lawsuit. Consumers filed the lawsuit claiming that this meat producer along with others limited supply to inflate the price of pork in the U.S. market. Smithfield denies any wrongdoing.

A similar lawsuit was also recently settled for $20 million between consumers and JBS SA. There are also ongoing lawsuits against Smithfield for similar prix-fixing for beef and chicken price inflations.

The case is In re Pork Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Case No. 18-01776.

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