The U.S. Justice Department is investigating employment practices of
Pilgrim’s, the second-biggest U.S. poultry company, disclosed the civil investigation in a securities filing. Perdue Farms Inc. said it received a letter from the Justice Department, a company spokeswoman said. Perdue is the fourth-biggest U.S. chicken producer. Dow Jones reported the investigation earlier.
Pilgrim’s Pride shares fell more than 5% for the biggest decline in two weeks.
The investigation comes as the highly concentrated meat sector has been under scrutiny from the Biden administration and others ...