Bye bye Marmite

That most British of foods, Marmite, the strongly flavoured dark brown spread made from brewer’s yeast has gone the way of Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine in being banned in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins, viewed as threat to public health.

The sale of any foodstuff with the addition of vitamins, minerals and other substances must be first approved by the Danish authorities following a health scare relating to the effect on children or pregnant women when combined with other foods with high vitamin levels.

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