Watchdog contests adversary judgment over free baby food supplies
MOSCOW, November 15 - RAPSI, Natalia Belova. A commercial court has registered the Federal Antimonopoly Service's appeal against the invalidation of its decision that a state procurement tender for baby food in Moscow broke regulations, the court told the Russian Legal Information agency (RAPSI).
The Moscow Commercial Court invalidated the service's decision and ruled in favor of Moskva Zlatoglavaya on September 27.
The watchdog sided with Danone's baby food manufacturer Nutricia in its appeal on January 11. Nutricia argued that the established food standards restricted the number of tender participants. Its products were barred from the auction because they did not meet the customer's requirements.
According to Kommersant's earlier reports, the orders for children's dairy products in the 2010 annual tender were awarded to Wimm-Bill-Dann and Moskva Zlatoglavaya, which have been supplying diary products in Moscow since 2002. Moskva Zlatoglavaya is 20-percent owned by the Moscow government.
Wimm-Bill-Dann is a Russian Moscow-based food company established in 1992.
Established over 100 years ago, Nutricia specializes in producing food for babies and infants. It has operated in Russia since 1994. It has been a part of the international Danone food group since 2007.