August 27, 2014 / 7:04 PM / in 3 years

Tyson wins U.S. antitrust approval of Hillshire deal: U.S. Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Company, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Tyson foods Inc and Hillshire Brands Jimmy Dean sausages are shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The companies agreed to sell Heinold Hog Markets to win approval for the $8.5 billion deal, the department said.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Sandra Maler

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