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Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. (f/k/a Landec Corporation)


Pursuant to the Criminal Division’s Voluntary Self-Disclosure and Corporate Enforcement Policy, on November 16, 2023, the Fraud Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California declined to prosecute Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. (formerly known as Landec Corporation) for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) because the company voluntarily self-disclosed the misconduct, fully cooperated with the government’s investigation, and timely and appropriately remediated.

As part of the agreement, the company agreed to disgorge the costs it avoided having to pay as a result of the bribery scheme.

From approximately May 2018 to August 2019, certain officers, employees, and agents of Yucatan Foods L.P., Lifecore’s former U.S. subsidiary, paid bribes to one or more Mexican government officials, both prior to and after Lifecore’s acquisition of Yucatan.

Case Open Date
Updated December 11, 2023