ORGANIZATION FINED FOR PRICE FIXING

Published online: Oct 08, 2011 Potato Harvesting
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A Danish potato growers organization (Dansk Kartoffelproducent-forening) was fined for fixing the price of potatoes.

In 2009 the Danish potato grower organization called a meeting in 2009 and asked its members to leave the potatoes in the ground.


The Potato association was fined 500.000 DKK (about $90,000 U.S. dollars).


Also the former president of the potato growers organization, Birger Jensen, was personally fined 25,000 DKK (about $4,600 U.S. dollars). This is because he represented the organisation and repeated the call to limit the potato supply in the media several times.

SOURCE: TV Midt Vest (in Danish)

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