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on April 27, 2020

Cal-Maine denies Texas AG’s allegations of price gouging

Company says egg demand has been high because of COVID-19 and Easter, and pricing is based on a formula that uses market quotes published by Urner Barry

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Cal-Maine Foods, alleging the world’s largest egg producer is taking unfair advantage of the COVID-19 disaster declaration in the state by gouging prices by as much as 300%.

Cal-Maine Foods, however, said prices are higher as the COVID-19 pandemic caused…

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