Unilever invests in Swedish plant

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Unilever Bestfoods is investing in new technology for healthier
margarine at its Helsingborg production facility in southern

Unilever Bestfoods is investing in a new production unit for a liquid margarine, said to be healthier than standard margarines, reports FoodOresund.

The $8.75 million investment at its Helsingborg site in the öresund Region of Sweden is the third of its kind in Europe and is based on a new packaging technology, which shapes the bottle, fills it up and seals it all at once.

The lipid combinations in soft and liquid margarines are thought to have a better impact on cholesterol levels than the hard varieties.

"It is truly the rising concern and awareness of health among consumers that explains the rising consumption of fluid margarine,"​ Eva Skoog at Unilever told FoodOresund.

Unilever Bestfoods​ makes Flora Pro.activ, the first cholesterol-reducing margarine to be given novel foods approval in Europe.

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