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EU: Regulators charge Riberebro in mushroom cartel

 |  May 28, 2015

EU antitrust regulators charged Spanish canned vegetables producer Grupo Riberebro Integral on Thursday with taking part in a canned mushrooms cartel, a year after slapping a 32.2-million-euro.

“The Commission has concerns that Riberebro may have colluded with other market participants within the EEA to allocate customers and coordinate prices of so-called ‘private label’ canned mushrooms,” the EU competition authority said.

French peer Bonduelle and Dutch company Prochamp admitted to taking part in the cartel in June last year in return for a 10 percent cut in the fine while Riberebro declined to do the same. Dutch producer Lutece alerted the cartel to the regulator and escaped a fine.


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