Korean Ramen Noodle Price Fixing Investigation

Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential antitrust class action against suppliers of Korean ramen noodles.  The Korean Fair Trade Commission recently issued an order that found certain of these entities colluded to drive up the price for ramen noodle products, and fined them the equivalent of approximately $120 million.  It has been alleged that this global conspiracy had the effect of also driving up ramen noodle prices in the United States.

C&T is looking to speak with a direct purchaser of ramen noodle products.  A potential direct purchaser would likely include wholesalers.   If you have purchased ramen noodle products directly from any of the entities below, please contact us.

Noodle suppliers:

  • NONG SHIM COMPANY, LTD.
  • NONG SHIM AMERICA, INC.
  • OTTOGI COMPANY, LTD.
  • OTTOGI AMERICA, INC.
  • SAMYANG FOODS COMPANY, LTD.
  • SAMYANG USA
  • PALDO AMERICA
  • KOREA YAKULT