March 23, 2011 / 3:09 PM / 8 years ago

Italy aims to encourage national food group-minister

ROME, March 23 (Reuters) - The Italian government has met financial and business groups with the aim of creating a national alliance of the food sector in Italy as the battle for control of Parmalat (PLT.MI) has heated up, Industry Minister Paolo Romano said on Wednesday.

Romani told parliament the government was following the Parmalat case very closely and wanted to ensure that the entire chain of food production was kept in Italy.

“For this reason, there have been meetings with the main operators in the sector with the aim of creating an alliance which would put financial and industrial participants together to create a national food grouping that would be in a position to compete on the global market,” he said. (Writing by James Mackenzie)

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