Consumer demands for organic food are increasing in Scandinavia, in particular when outside the home, and among the generations which are approaching retirement, reports Oresund Food Excellence News.
According to the report this development has inspired cooperation between researchers from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, the Technical University of Denmark, and Nordic distributors and producers, who are presently supplying organic produce and food for the catering market.
BentMikkelsen from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, commented that a few of thecompanies involved are "The ø-group", "The Chef and the Vegetable Garden" and"Flint & Hvid" and "Servera AB".The parties involved in this project wish to analyse the market for organicfood within catering and to find ways to develop the market. In addition they are keen to test specific product ideas, distributive ideas and new informativematerial on the subject.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration further commented in aPress statement: "The use of organic food in Scandinavian catering is by now an integrated part of its culture. Not least within the part ofScandinavian catering which is focused on tourism. This is why the Scandinaviancountries have been cooperating for some time through the exchange of knowledge on the use of organic food in catering". The present experienceshave been gathered in a report called "Organic Foods in Catering - The NordicPerspective". The report is available on the "The Nordic Networkon Organic Foods in Catering" website.