Morrisons has called for the Office of Fair Trading to replace the team working on its milk price fixing investigation.

In an application for a judicial review the supermarket group has asked for the inquiry to be stopped if the OFT does not appoint “a new case team and/or executive decision maker” and carry out “an independent internal review”, according to the Financial Times.

It has also asked for the OFT to issue “a public statement acknowledging the unfair and unlawful prior position in relation to belief in guilt,” the paper adds.

Morrisons was one of five supermarkets and five dairy companies named by the OFT last September of “colluding to increase the prices of dairy products” between 2002 and 2003.