BNLfood Sues Martek Over Access To US Market

Law360, New York (February 18, 2011, 10:19 PM EST) -- Belgian food additive maker BNLfood Investment SARL has filed an antitrust suit alleging Martek Biosciences Corp. uses long-term contracts to monopolize the U.S. market for enriched ingredients used in infant formulas.

BNLfood filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleging that Martek’s exclusive long-term contracts with its clients violate antitrust laws.

The agreements bar infant formula makers from doing business with BNLfood and from gaining access to a product with naturally sourced ingredients, the suit contends.

According to the...
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