Exhibit J

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,        

                                 Plaintiff,

                  v.

SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.,

                                 Defendant.


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Civil Action No.1:03-CV-00434 (HHK)


DECLARATION OF MICHAEL J. FORQUER
(28 U.S.C. § 1746)

I, Michael J. Forquer, under penalties of perjury, state:

  1. I am over the age of eighteen and fully competent to testify to the facts in this declaration. Except where otherwise noted, this declaration is based on my personal knowledge.
  2. I am a paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and have held this position since March 1978.
  3. On March 31, 2003, I went to the Safeway Food & Drug located at 1747 Columbia Road, Northwest; Washington, DC 20009. During this visit, I saw the following products on the shelves:
      a.Smithfield by Luter Lard; Smithfield Packing Co., Inc., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      b.Smithfield by Luter Manteca; Smithfield Packing Co., Inc., Smithfield, VA 23430.
       
      c.Premium Smithfield Ham Sausage; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      d.Premium Smithfield Bacon, Center Cut 40% Lower Fat Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      e.Premium Smithfield Cold Cuts 97% Fat Free Cooked Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 2430;
       
      f.Premium Smithfield Cold Cuts 97% Fat Free Honey Ham; Smithfield Packing Co.; Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      g.Smithfield Premium Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked Maple Flavored Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      h.Smithfield Premium Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked Thick Sliced Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      i.Premium Smithfield Deli Cooked Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      j.Smithfield Wursthous German Brand Bologna; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      k.Premium Smithfield Deli Canadian Brand Maple Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      l.Premium Smithfield Pork Chef's Prime Roast, Tender 'n Easy; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      m.Premium Smithfield Smoked Chops Smoked Boneless Pork Chops; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      n.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Shoulder Picnic; Smithfield Packing Co.;
       
      o.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Neckbones; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      p.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Feet Split; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      q.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Feet; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      r.Premium Smithfield Pork Sliced Pork Fat Back; Smithfield Packing Co., Inc., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      s.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Fat Back; Smithfield Packing Co., Inc., Smithfield, VA 23430, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.;
       
      t.Premium Smithfield Pork Smoked Pork Neckbones; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      u.Premium Smithfield Pork Smoke Pork Hocks; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      v.Premium Smithfield Turkey Smoked Turkey Necks; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      w.Premium Smithfield Turkey Smoked Turkey Wings; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      x.Premium Smithfield Smoked Chops; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      y.Premium Smithfield Ham Center Slice Hardwood Smoked; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      z.Premium Smithfield Pork Smoked Sliced Peppered Country Cured Pork Jowls; Smithfield Ham and Products Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      aa.Premium Smithfield Ham Half Ham Hardwood Smoked; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      bb.Premium Smithfield Ham Hickory Smoked Boneless Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfield.com;
       
      cc.Premium Smithfield Ham Boneless Sliced Honey Glazed Smoked Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      dd.Jamestown Brand Sliced Bacon, Hardwood Smoked; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ee.Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks, 3 pound pack; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ff.Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks, 1 pound pack; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      gg.Gwaltney Beef Bacon; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23431;
       
      hh.Gwaltney Hardwood Smoked Premium Sliced Bacon; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ii.Gwaltney Brown Sugar Virginia Cured Bacon; Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd., Smithfield, VA 23431;
       
      jj.Basse's Choice Honey Cured Smoked Tavern Ham by Gwaltney; Basse's Choice Plantation Ltd.
       
      kk.Gwaltney Mild Smoked Sausage (Bun length); Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ll.Gwaltney Hot n' Spicy Smoked Sausage (Bun length); Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      mm.Esskay Sliced Bacon; Esskay, Inc. Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      nn.Esskay Fat Free, Lower Sodium Silver Label Ham; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      oo.Esskay Barbecue Sauce Loaf; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      pp.Esskay Beef Bologna; Eskkay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      qq.Esskay Cooked Pork Chitterlings with sauce; Distributed by Esskay, Inc. 21204;
       
      rr.Oriole Esskay Franks; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      ss.Redskin Beef Franks; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      tt.Esskay Chipped Beef; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      uu.Esskay Low Sodium Chipped Beef; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
  4. On March 31, 2003, at 1747 Columbia Road, Northwest; Washington, DC 20009, I picked up the Safeway weekly advertisement circular for March 26 through April 1, 2003, attached hereto as Exhibit 1 [D]; Smithfield Seasoned Pork Loin Roast Peppercorn, Italian Garlic and Herb and Southwest Roast; Esskay Oriole Meat Franks; and Jamestown Sliced Bacon are advertised therein.
  5. On March 31, 2003, I went to the Metro K IGA located at 1864 Columbia Road, Northwest; Washington, DC 20009. During this visit, I saw the following products on the shelves:
      a.Premium Smithfield Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked, No Sugar Added, 25% Lower Sodium Bacon; The Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      b.Premium Smithfield Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked Brown Sugar Cured Bacon; The Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      c.Gwaltney Great Bolony Chicken Bologna; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      d.Gwaltney Great Sausage Fresh Pork Sausage Mild; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      e.Gwaltney Great Dogs Turkey Frankfurters; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      f.Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430.
  6. On March 31, 2003, I went to the Giant Food Inc. located at 4303 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest; Washington, DC 20008. During this visit, I saw the following products on the shelves:
      a.Smithfield by Luter Pork Sausage Mild; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      b.Smithfield by Luter Pork Sausage Hot; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      c.Premium Smithfield Hot Dogs Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      d.Premium Smithfield Cold Cuts 97% Fat Free Honey Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      e.Premium Smithfield Cold Cuts 96% Fat Free Oven Roasted Turkey Breast; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      f.Premium Smithfield Cold Cuts 97% Cooked Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      g.Premium Smithfield Bacon Cracked Peppercorn; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      h.Premium Smithfield Bacon Maple Flavored Sliced Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      i.Premium Smithfield Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon 25% Lower Sodium Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      j.Premium Smithfield Bacon Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      k.Premium Smithfield Brown Sugar Cured Bacon; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      l.Premium Smithfield Ham Sausage; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      m.Premium Smithfield Pork - Pork Neckbones; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      n.Premium Smithfield Entrees Mexican Style Shredded Pork; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfield.com;
       
      o.Premium Smithfield Entrees Dinner Style Meatloaf; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfield.com;
       
      p.Premium Smithfield Entrees Pork Roast with Gravy; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfield.com;
       
      q.Smithfield Lean Generation Pork ­ Pork Loin Fillet Teriyaki Flavor; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      r.Smithfield Lean Generation Pork ­ Pork Loin Fillet Honey Barbecue Flavor; Smithfield Packing Co.;
       
      s.Smithfield Lean Generation Pork ­ Pork Loin Fillet Italian Style Garlic & Herb; Smithfield Packing Co.;
       
      t.Virginia's Choice Mild Red Barbecue Sauce with Pork; Smithfield Ham & Products Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfieldbbq.com;
       
      u.Virginia's Choice Mild Red Barbecue with Chicken; Smithfield Ham & Products Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfieldbbq.com;
       
      v.Virginia's Choice Pork with Barbecue Sauce; Smithfield Ham & Products Co., Smithfield, VA 23430, www.smithfieldbbq.com ;
       
      w.Premium Smithfield Ham Hardwood Smoked Ham; Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA 23430.
       
      x.Gwaltney Big 8's Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      y.Gwaltney Big 8's Bologna; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      z.Gwaltney Great Bologny Chicken Bologna; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      aa.Gwaltney Great Bologny Turkey Bologna; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      bb.Gwaltney Bacon - Virginia Cured Hardwood, Smoked Bacon; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      cc.Gwaltney Beef Bacon; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23431;
       
      dd.Gwaltney Brown Sugar Bacon; Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd., Smithfield, VA 23431;
       
      ee.Gwaltney Hardwood Smoked Premium Sliced Bacon; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ff.Gwaltney Great Sausage Hot; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      gg.Gwaltney Great Sausage Mild; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      hh.Gwaltney Pork Fatback; Gwaltney, Smithfield, VA 23430;
       
      ii.Redskins Premium Beef Franks; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      jj.Esskay Prosciuttini Peppered Ham; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      kk.Esskay Orioles; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      ll.Esskay Beef Franks; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      mm.Esskay Chipped Beef; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      nn.Esskay Lower Sodium Chipped Beef; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204;
       
      oo.Esskay Sliced Bacon Lower Sodium; Esskay, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21204
  7. On March 31, 2003, at 4304 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest; Washington, DC 20008, I picked up the Giant weekly advertisement circular for March 30 through April 5, 2003, attached hereto as Exhibit 2 [D]; Gwaltney Big 8's Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs; and Gwaltney Sliced Bacon, regular or Brown Sugar are advertised therein.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed on April  7 , 2003.

    ______________/s/____________________
Michael J. Forquer
Paralegal for the United States
Updated August 14, 2015

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