Der Spiegel: 'war' between pork processors
The German magazine Der Spiegel writes this
week that Dutch meatpacking company Vion was involved in reporting fraud at the
company's competitor Tönnies to the German justice ministry.
The report led to an investigation into the German meatpacker Tönnies'
activities last month. According to the magazine, Vion notified the German
justice ministry after an attempt to purchase Tönnies
Allegedly, the Dutch company tried to
takeover its rival in the German pork market last year, but the Germans turned
this offer down.
Ever since then, a war between the companies has
been raging, Der Spiegel writes on the basis of own
The German pig producers' organisation
ISN says that Der Spiegel finally has uncovered a story that has been
rumoured for a long time.
Officially, it was said that the
investigations launched against Tönnies was a action
of personal revenge by an ex-employee, who was said to be have been fired because he would have cheated the company for about
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