Court to hear leading meat producer's lawsuit against antimonopoly service
MOSCOW, October 4 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The court will hear on November 1 the lawsuit filed by Mikoyan plant, a Russia's leading meat processor, against the antimonopoly service, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
Mikoyan challenged the watchdog's decision to fine it $3,000 for unfair competition.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service fined Mikoyan for putting "GOST R 51074-2003" mark on its meat products packaging.
The antimonopoly service said the mark might mislead customers and bring them to wrong conclusion that sausage products were produced under GOST requirements. However, the "GOST R 51074-2003" actually specifies requirements for product labels rather than for the products proper.
RAPSI has yet to obtain comments from Mikoyan.
The Moscow Commercial Court received the lawsuit on September 1.
Mikoyan Meat processing Plant is a part of EXIMA, the leading agricultural holding company in Russia. The holding comprises 20 enterprises engaged in meat processing, cattle breeding, pork production, crops and dairy production. Mikoyan annually produces over 100 tones of sausage and meat products.