A mega merger between poultry companies, Sanderson Farms (third largest poultry processor) and Wayne Farms (sixth largest poultry processor), would give more power to just a handful of poultry companies. Poultry is already one of the most heavily concentrated industries. Our client and whistleblower, Trina McClendon, recently spoke up about impact of poultry company mergers and consolidation in this industry before the US House Committee of the Judiciary. We are working everyday to hold these corporations accountable.
On February 16, 2022, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) and other members of congress slammed this proposed merger and “called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to thoroughly review the deal and step in to prevent harm to American farmers and consumers”.
To read the official press release from the Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren, go here.
Below is a copy of the official letter that Members of Congress sent to the US Department of Justice (DOJ):2022.02.16-Letter-to-DOJ-re-Sanderson-Wayne-Merger58