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Marmite set to go on sale in Denmark after ban overturned

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 03, 2014


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A SPREAD made in Burton is set for a comeback in Denmark – after a ban on its sale was lifted.

Marmite, which is produced at Unilever's Wellington Road site in the town, was first outlawed in 2004 because it contained added vitamins, a practice which is illegal under its laws.

However, after paying £900 for a 'risk assessment' test to prove the spread wasn't dangerous, David Darlington, 49, owner of a supplier which sells British and American products to supermarkets, has been granted a licence to stock Marmite in the country.

The vegetable spread was banned under food laws passed in 2004 governing the sale of products fortified with added vitamins.

Until it was removed from sale in 2011, Marmite had escaped the attention of food regulators.

However, it was deemed unsafe because it contained added vitamin B12.

Marmite was among other products such as Australian alternative Vegemite, Horlicks, Ovaltine and Farley's Rusks – all of which were banned by health watchdogs.

While Mr Darlington does not have any Marmite in stock now, he has promised to have it back on shelves by September 15.

He has also successfully overturned a ban on American products, such as Poptarts and pancake mix which use enriched flour.

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