Scottish Cheesemaker Admits To Price-Fixing

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Scottish cheesemaker Lactalis McLelland has admitted it was part of a scheme to fix the price of certain dairy products, the U.K. Office of Fair Trading announced Friday.

The company, which formed when Groupe Lactalis acquired A. McLelland & Son Ltd. in September 2004, facilitated the exchange of commercially sensitive information between certain retailers with respect to the price of U.K.-produced cheese.

The scheme was carried out by A. McLelland & Son in 2002 and 2003, before its acquisition by Groupe Lactalis, according to the OFT....
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