October 14, 2014

Perdue pulls chicken labels to settle with HSUS

Perdue Farms Inc. has reached a settlement with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ending two federal lawsuits over the chicken processor’s labeling claims. The two cases, one originating in New Jersey and the other in Florida, allege that Perdue’s “humanely raised” claim on its Harvestland brand of chicken products was misleading. Perdue vigorously denied the claims. However, the settlement requires the plaintiffs to dismiss their claims with prejudice in exchange for Perdue agreeing to remove the labeling claim from Harvestland chicken packaging.

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