A federal grand jury in Denver has returned an indictment charging Norman W. Fries Inc., dba Claxton Poultry Farms (Claxton), headquartered in Claxton, GA, with participating in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.

According to court documents, from at least as early as

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As it turned out, Manhattan bank accounts and real estate were critical assets in bribing high government officials in a meat scandal in Brazil. And for that, J&F Investments S.A. has to pay millions to the U.S. government to escape criminal charges in North American for bribing Brazilian politicians and
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Following a consumer complaint, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. initiated a recall of almost 60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets from retailers in four states.

Although retailers are being instructed to pull the frozen chicken nuggets, there is concern about nuggets consumers may have already purchased, according to a recall notice posted by
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The federal government is getting serious about food industry price-fixing.  The recent sentencing of a tuna executive, the proper use of a  leniency loophole, and cooperation in the poultry industry indictment are all part of a complex story.

Price-fixing is like food fraud, strictly speaking, it is not about food
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The chief executive officer of the nation’s second-largest poultry producer is summoned to appear today at 2 p.m in U.S. District Court to face the indictment by a federal Grand Jury in Colorado.

Jayson Jeffrey Penn, CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., is accused of having “entered into and engaged in
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The Mt. Pleasant, TX unit of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation on Friday recalled  approximately 58,020 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The frozen, not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken items

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Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride and Beef Products Inc. were three companies providing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with a personal update during February. A delegation from each company met with acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg and acting FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker.

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logo-Pilgrim's-Pride-chickenPilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling more than 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products after consumer complaints and federal confirmation that they contain extraneous material including metal and plastic. The nationwide recall includes more than 20 products and three brands: Gold Kist Farms, Pierce Chicken and Sweet Georgia Brand.
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