Tomato processing, egg products industries probed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is investigating potential price-fixing practices into two major U.S. food industries -- tomato processing and egg products.

Federal prosecutors also have been looking at anticompetitive practices in the citrus industry for at least a year.

Justice spokeswoman Gina Talamona confirmed the probes into the tomato and egg products industries on Tuesday. She said prosecutors are looking at the possibility of anticompetitive practices in both cases.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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