This New York Attorney’s Office Has resolved a legal dispute with a farm that was accused of illegally increasing the price of eggs during the pandemic and demanding donations from the company 1.2 million eggs Distribute it to the state’s food bank and distribute it to those in need.
“When New Yorkers competed for food, one of the largest egg producers in the United States raised prices to unprecedented levels“This makes it more difficult for New Yorkers to support their families,” State Attorney Letitia James said in her account. Twitter, Which also released images of her and some of her assistants showing eggs.
About the company Hirandall FarmsIt was condemned by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in August last year for speculating that the price of this food violated local laws in the first few months of the pandemic.
The farm promised not to raise the price of eggs without trial, and agreed to donate 100,000 boxes to thousands of cheap kitchens, homeless shelters and donation centers that provide food to people in need.
The prosecutor said: “Hillandale may have violated the state’s price increase laws and has developed a plan for the darkest states, but today we are shipping 1.2 million eggs to starve New Yorkers and take the right actions,” The prosecutor said. .
According to data from the prosecutor’s office, between March 2020 and April 2020, the prices of the products in supermarkets and stores provided by the farm to the state “illegally increased”, thus making millionaire profits.
The Ohio and Pennsylvania company raised the price of a dozen large white eggs from $0.59 to $1.10 in early March, and again raised it to $1.49 on the 15th of the month. Later, the price was set at 2.93 US dollars, “almost 5 times the asking price in January.”
Hillandall denied the prosecution’s allegations in a statement on August 12. He pledged today: “As part of the agreement negotiated with the prosecutor, he is pleased to announce that he will provide food to New York. The fund donated 100,000 dozen eggs”.
After emphasizing that the egg case was “permanently fired”, he insisted that the agreement “reflects Hillandale Farm’s deep concern for the communities it serves” and they are happy to be able to help “the most vulnerable families”. This seems to contradict the prosecutor’s statement.