Recently, Maplevale Farms, one of America’s top food distributors, along with other food distributors filed a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit alleging that major chicken suppliers are in cahoots in a large-scale price-fixing scheme.

The suit alleges that chicken firms— to include the “Big Four,” Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue, and Sanderson Farms— “conspired and combined to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of Broilers” (chicken raised just for eating). Broilers make up 98 percent of the chicken market. Read more.