On May 8, 2017, Bumble Bee Foods LLC pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to fix the price of shelf-stable tuna fish from as early as the first quarter of 2011 through at least the fourth quarter of 2013.  Bumble Bee has agreed to pay a criminal fine of $25 million and to cooperate with the ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  Additionally, the criminal fine will increase to $81.5 million in the event of a sale of Bumble Bee subject to certain terms and conditions.  United States v. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, Case No. 17 CR 249 (N.D. Cal.).

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