The Commission confirmed that on 23 April 2013 the Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the sugar industry in several Member States. The inspections relate to the supply of white sugar in its various forms. The Commission has a reason to believe that the investigated companies may have participated in activities violating Article 101 of the TFEU. The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the relevant national competition authorities. Source: Commission Press Release 15/5/2013