Ga. egg groups among those found guilty of price-fixing

A trial is scheduled to begin this week in Ilinois to decide the damages to be assessed four egg producers, including two based in Georgia, found guilty last week of price-fixing.

The trial stemmed from a lawsuit originally filed in 2011 that alleged that United Egg Producers of Johns Creek, Georgia; Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods; Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms; and United Egg Marketers of Alpharetta, Georgia, used different methods to limit the supply of eggs in the U.S. in order to increases the price of eggs and egg products in the country.

There was no immediate comment from the attorneys representing the defendants but an attorney representing the food manufacturers who filed the suit said “We are incredibly pleases by the jury’s decision to hold (the defendants) accountable for conspiring to inflate the price of eggs.”