The Competition Commission has published an issues statement as part of its inquiry into the completed acquisition of Julian Graves Limited by NBTY Europe Inc. The investigation is focusing on whether the acquisition will result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market in the UK, particularly the market for the supply of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The purpose of the issues statement is to identify all interested parties and the specific questions and areas that the inquiry will examine. Submissions are to be made by 6 May 2009 in order that a report can be published before September 2009. A copy of the issues statement can be found by clicking on this link.