Canned food manufacturing

December 03, 2019 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods has been convicted for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Department of Justice says a jury found Christopher Lischewski guilty on Tuesday in San Francisco. Prosecutors said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo the StarKist offices are seen on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
September 11, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The Tuna...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2008 file photo a StarKist brand product is seen on a grocery store shelf in Boston. Authorities say StarKist has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing as part of a broad collusion investigation of the industry. Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement Thursday and said the company faces a maximum fine of $100 million. Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole,File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors...
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President Donald Trump, center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. Standing with Trump are workers, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 09, 2018 - 12:03 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war without resolving the problems it's intended to address. President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump, center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. Standing with Trump are workers, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 08, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broad swath of U.S. industries is unhappy with the tariffs that the Trump administration is imposing on aluminum and steel imports, warning the penalties will jack up costs, raise prices for consumers and potentially put people out of work. Despite objections voiced by many...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina farm company is expanding operations and will create 150 new jobs. McCall Farms announced Wednesday it will spend $35 million to expand its operations in Effingham in Florence County. McCall Farms produces fresh canned vegetables and fruit. The company has 2,...
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August 31, 2017 - 11:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. said Thursday that it expects sales to keep falling over the next year as more people skip its canned soups and bottled juices in favor of fresher foods. "The operating environment for the packaged foods industry remains challenging," CEO Denise Morrison said...
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May 16, 2017 - 4:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Major retailers are taking aim at the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — saying they conspired to keep prices high for consumers. Criminal and civil court records updated this week show dozens of tuna executives are alleged to have...
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