Unilever: Danish distributor must apply for Marmite registration

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Unilever: Danish distributor must apply for Marmite registration

Related tags: B vitamins

Unilever has confirmed that it will not apply for a fortified food registration for its yeast breakfast spread Marmite, but says it would support an application from a local distributor.

Marmite became an issue in Denmark last month when shelves of a boutique retailer were emptied of the product as it does not possess an official registration with the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration (DVFA).

A Unilever spokesperson said consumers globally could purchase the product for personal use from its online store at http://www.marmiteshop.co.uk/​.

Marmite is fortified with thiamin​ (vitamin B1), riboflavin​ (vitamin B2), niacin​ (vitamin B3), vitamin B12​ and folic acid​ (vitamin B9).

Case-by-case

The DVFA said its National Food Institute assessed each application on a “case-by-case” ​basis.

“The purpose of the risk assessment is to ensure, that the fortified product can be eaten safely by all parts of the population,”​ the DVFA said. More information about its fortified food policies can be found here.

Related topics: Ambient foods, Legal

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