Hillandale Farms Corp. will donate 1.2 million eggs to New York food banks to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of price gouging grocery stores, military facilities and wholesale food distributors in the state.
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Hillandale on Aug. 11 2020, alleging that in the early days of COVID-19 the company increased its egg prices “to levels double, triple, and even quadruple the prices it charged for the same products in January 2020.”
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