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Traditional sausages called ‘Weisswurst’ are displayed for sale in Munich, Germany .
Traditional sausages called ‘Weisswurst’ are displayed for sale in Munich, Germany .
(Matthias Schrader/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

German watchdog sticks a fork into sausage cartel

Germany’s competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has been cracking down on companies producing some of the country’s most iconic food products and fixing their prices in the bargain.

If there was a world cup of cartels, the Germans would be heavy betting favourites. Earlier in the year, sugar producers and brewers felt the wrath of the agency and suffered big fines for their transgressions.