Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
JBS
Penalty: 
$107,923,572
Year: 
2021
Date: 
February 23, 2021
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a major broiler chicken producer based in Greeley, Colorado, pleaded guilty and was been sentenced to pay approximately $107 million in criminal fines for its participation in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Brazil
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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