The Office of Fair Trading has invited comment on the proposed acquisition by Robert Wiseman Dairies of Peninsula Milk Processors.

Earlier this month Robert Wiseman Dairies acquired the fresh milk business of Milk Link, which includes Peninsular Milk Processors, for £5.5m.

The OFT said that it was considering whether a relevant merger situation would be created. It added: “Should it be found to be a relevant merger situation, the OFT will further consider whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market.”