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

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

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

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

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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