Processed Egg Products Antitrust Settlement

July 22, 2024
2:08-md-02002 US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

​Overview

Certain producers of Shell Eggs and Egg Products have been accused of conspiring to limit, fix or maintain the price of eggs, which caused direct purchasers to pay more for eggs and egg products. The term “eggs” refers to both Shell Eggs and Egg Products, which are eggs removed from their shells for further processing into a dried, frozen, or liquid form.

Class

Any person or entity in the United States that purchased eggs, including shell eggs and egg products, produced from caged birds in the United States directly from any producer during the Class Period from January 1, 2000 through December 19th, 2014.

Shell Egg Subclass

Individuals and entities in the United States that purchased shell eggs produced from caged birds in the United States directly from any producer during the Class Period from MFI Settlement Class Shell Eggs Defendants 09/24/2004 – 12/31/2008.

Egg Products Subclass

Individuals and entities in the United States that purchased egg products produced from shell eggs that came from caged birds in the United States directly from any producer during the Class Period 01/01/2000 – 12/19/2014.

Excluded from the subclasses are those that purchased only:

  • “Specialty” Shell Eggs: certified organic, nutritionally enhanced, cage-free, free-range, and vegetarian-fed
  • “Hatching” Shell Eggs: used by poultry breeders to produce stock for laying hens or meat

Defendants

  • Cal-Maine
  • ​Daybreak Foods, Inc.
  • ​Foods, Inc.
  • Hillandale
  • ​Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • ​MFI
  • Midwest
  • Moark, LLC​
  • ​NFC
  • Norco Ranch, Inc.​
  • Nucal
  • Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC​
  • Rose Acre Farms, Inc.
  • ​R.W. Sauder, Inc.
  • Sparboe Farms Inc​
  • ​UEP/USEM
Partial Settlements
​Midwest ​$2,500,000
​NFC ​$1,000,000
​UEP/USEM ​$500,000
​Nucal $1,425,000
​Hillandale ​$3,000,000
​Michael Foods ​$75,000,000

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