Ajinomoto Cleared In French Animal Feed Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 2:55 PM ET) -- Food processing giant Ajinomoto Co. Inc.'s French subsidiary has beaten claims from two cattle feed producers that alleged they were harmed by the company's involvement in a scheme to fix prices for the animal feed additive lysine, the company's attorneys said Tuesday.

Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS convinced the French Court of Cassation, the country's high court, to dismiss allegations from cattle feed companies Sofral SA and Cooperative Le Gouessant. The companies said they were overcharged for synthetic lysine — an amino acid often added as a supplement...
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