Fresh food producers lose court bid to stop cartel probe

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Cape Town - The Competition Commission has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's decision to set aside, with costs, a bid by fresh produce agents to stop its investigation into alleged cartel activity.

The application by Farmers Trust to set aside a Competition Commission search warrant follows a search and seizure operation conducted on March 23 at the premises of nine fresh produce market agents in Gauteng, the commission said in a statement on Friday.

A similar operation was conducted in Cape Town and Durban the following day.

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