Watchdog Asks DOJ to Examine Tyson Organic Poultry Acquisition
Groups says consolidation by large companies will hurt smaller companies
Organic industry watchdog The Cornucopia Institute this week submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of Justice asking the agency to scrutinize Tyson Foods' newly announced acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC, one of the leading organic poultry brands, claiming that the deal will irreparably harm competition in the already highly concentrated industry sector.
Cornucopia pointed out that the acquisition would add to Tyson’s organic chicken products under its NatureRaised Farms and Aidells brands.
Further, the group noted that the biggest players in the poultry industry -- Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue and Tyson -- are heavily invested and dominate the growing organic...
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