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Cal-Maine settles suit over eggs

Company will pay $28 million to end antitrust case

Fresh egg producer Cal-Maine Foods Inc. is shelling out $28 million to end antitrust claims.

The case dates back to January 2011 when food services giant Sodexo Inc. filed suit against the country’s largest egg trade group, which included Cal-Maine, claiming antitrust violations. Sodexo accused the group of limiting the domestic supply of eggs by killing hens, claiming it was trying to treat them more humanely by making more cage room for them, but in reality it drove wholesale egg prices up 40 percent.


Cathleen Flahardy

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