Beef Products from Tyson Foods, Cargill Meat Solutions, JBS USA Food, and National Beef Packing Company
March 2020: This case was consolidated with a related case, Lucero v. Tyson Foods (Case No. 20-cv-106, D.N.M.).
February 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Thornton et al v. Tyson Foods, Inc. et al, Case No. 20-cv-105, D.N.M.)
January 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tyson Foods, Cargill Meat Solutions, JBS USA Food Company, and National Beef Packing Company for allegedly deceptively putting a “Product of the U.S.” label on beef products to give consumers the impression that the products are from animals born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States when, according to the complaint, the products contain either imported beef or beef from imported cattle. (Thornton et al v. Tyson Foods, Inc. et al, Case No. D-202-CV-2020-00109, New Mexico State Court – Bernalillo)
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