Plaintiffs Ask Court to Dismiss Antitrust Claims Against Triumph Foods

Today, plaintiffs in the antitrust class action lawsuit, Brown et al v. JBS USA Food Company et al, petitioned the court to dismiss their case against Triumph Foods. The lawsuit, which was filed in November 2022 in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, alleged that pork and beef companies engaged in fixing and depressing employee wages.

Plaintiffs requested that all claims against Triumph be dismissed with prejudice. Triumph will agree to cooperate with the plaintiffs as they continue their legal action against the remaining companies named in the lawsuit.

Triumph Foods is unique within the industry because it is one of the only farmer-owned pork processors in the United States. Triumph Foods is solely focused on processing for its farmers and does not directly market nor sell its pork products. The company is proud of its longstanding and strong relationship with its employees and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

The following statement can be attributed to Kenny Brinker, owner of Harrison Creek Farm and president of the Board of Directors of the Allied Producers’ Cooperative, a co-op of smaller Midwest pork farmers:

“These allegations were false and bring hardship to farmers and families like mine that worked hard to break out of the traditional market to create Triumph. Harrison Creek Farm is one of the members of Allied Producers’ Cooperative, which is comprised of 22 small pork producers and is one of the owners of Triumph Foods.”