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Vinamilk expands cooperation with Danish firm Chr. Hansen

Vinamilk’s chief marketing officer, Phan Minh Tiên (R), and Chr. Hansen’s vice president, Lasse Nagell, on Thursday 21 September signed a strategic co-operation agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark. The deal is an agreement for strategic co-operation with Denmark’s Chr.Hansen Company in Copenhagen to help Vinamilk study and utilize European-standard probiotics for its formula milk, yogurt, drinking…

DHL doubles airfreight capacities to support fast growing Norwegian seafood exports to Asia

New solution cuts lead-time between Norway and South Korea/China by over 50 percent As Norwegian seafood exports to Asia keeps growing, DHL Global Forwarding has doubled its flight frequency by deploying a dedicated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that ships seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week. “Demand for high-quality imported seafood continues…

Finland food safety speech held in Hong Kong

Dr Jaana Husu-Kallio, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Finland gave a keynote speech at international conference on food safety in Hong Kong in early September 2017. She presented practices on how Finland has managed to create a sustainable antibiotics-free food production chain from farm to fork. Finland is a global forerunner in applying the…

Norway’s annual Kuala Lumpur Seafood Gala Dinner 2017

The announcement it out that on Friday 13 October the annual Seafood Gala Dinner will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. This highly anticipated yearly event will feature a spectacular seafood buffet, provided by renowned chef Frank Naesheim and his team. Composed entirely of seafood flown in from…

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced…

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…

No Signboard Seafood buys brewery to spice up the Danish-style lager

Diners at No Signboard Seafood will soon be able to chug down a chilli beer with their chilli crab dish or have a can of white pepper beer with their pepper crab. Mr Sam Lim of No Signboard Seafood wants to come up with all kinds of beer, having bought over Singapore-based brewery Draft Denmark.…

Swedish Embassy at BioGaia probiotics launch in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok, participated on the 24th of July 2017 in the launch of the company BioGaia probiotics in Thailand. Ms Schlyter made a statement on the importance of innovation for Sweden’s economic success, societal development and strong public healthcare system. Additionally, she talked about promoting of good…

Norway’s new seafood trademark launched in Bangkok

On 18 July 2017, the Norwegian Seafood Council launched the new country of origin mark for Norwegian seafood, ‘Seafood from Norway’, in Bangkok. The new mark guarantees the origins of seafood from Norway and contributes towards a stronger position for Norwegian seafood globally. It portrays uniqueness about Norway, which associates with the rough climate and…