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Gerard O'Dwyer

Articles by Gerard O'Dwyer

Russia is major seafood market for NorwayNORWAY: Oslo, industry seek fresh markets after Russia ban 15 August 2014

Moscow's retaliatory trade sanctions have sparked a joint initiative between the state and food industry in Norway to identify substitute export markets.

Icelandic food sector hopes to come in from the cold 6 November 2009

In the wake of Iceland's financial meltdown, food manufacturers in the country have found themselves struggling with higher input costs. However, exporters have also flourished due to the weak currency. Gerald O'Dwyer reports.

NORWAY: Norway facing organic shortage 19 August 2008

Norway is facing the prospect of a shortage of domestic organic foods as more organic farmers leave the sector in the face of "bureaucratic" regulations, according to a report from Norsk Institutt for Landbruks Okonomisk Forskning (NILF).

DENMARK: Source of salmonella outbreak unknown 11 August 2008

The National Veterinary and Food Administration (NVFA) is yet to identify the source of the current salmonella outbreak in Denmark, the NVFA said in a preliminary report to the government.

FINLAND: Finland to lower VAT on food 21 May 2008

Finland has confirmed that its anti-inflation strategy, to be launched in 2009, includes a provision to lower VAT on food from the present rate of 17% to 12%.

NORWAY: Organic ready meals set for “strong growth” 15 May 2008

Norwegian companies producing so-called “ecological-ready-meals” carrying organic labels can look forward to strong growth in sales over the next decade, a report has claimed.

DENMARK: Milk drives 25% leap in organic sales 21 February 2008

Danish consumers spent 25% more on organic food last year, according to government figures.

DENMARK: Bakery targeted in cartel probe 8 February 2008

Denmark is to investigate whether horizontal or vertical price cartels are operating within the country’s food production and retailing sectors.

NORWAY: Orkla's Bakers at front of sector shake-out 24 January 2008

The rising cost of imported food ingredients is behind a wave of consolidation within Norway's bakery sector, with Orkla Foods-owned Bakers leading the charge.

NORWAY: State cash for e-tracking system 8 January 2008

Norway's Ministry of Agriculture and Food has obtained EUR6m (US$8.8m) in funding to develop an e-tracking system that will make it easier to remove unsafe food from the market and shop shelves.

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