First Charges of Collusion in the Packaged Seafood Industry

Conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood such as canned tuna.

“Today’s charge is the first to be filed in the Antitrust Division’s ongoing investigation into price fixing among some of the largest suppliers of canned tuna and other packaged seafood,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Renata Hesse of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “All consumers deserve competitive prices for these important kitchen staples, and companies and executives who cheat those consumers will be held criminally accountable.”

“Cameron and his co-conspirators discussed the prices of packaged seafood sold in the United States and agreed to fix the prices of those products.  The defendant and his co-conspirators negotiated prices and issued price announcements for packaged seafood in accordance with the agreements they reached.”

Texts from: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/first-charges-brought-investigation-collusion-packaged-seafood-industry

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