Judge denies bid by General Mills, Danone to keep Agro-Farma's Chobani Greek yogurt off Canadian grocery store shelves
August 1, 2012
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– A judge has denied a bid by General Mills and Danone to keep Agro-Farma Inc.’s Chobani Greek yogurt off Canadian grocery store shelves, The National Post reported July 31.
General Mills and Danone claimed the importation contravened Canadian dairy industry supply-management regulations. The court, however, dismissed the plaintiffs’ request for a judicial review to have Chobani’s one-year test market import permit from Canada’s minister of international trade struck down.
In its decision, the court said that it was clear from the evidence “that the applicants were concerned about the competitive disadvantage they would suffer as a result of the Chobani permits, but nevertheless positive about the prospects for sales of their own brands of Greek yogurt,” according to the National Post article.
The primary source of this article is The National Post, Don Mills, Ontario, on July 31, 2012.