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Stolen crème fraiche recipe costs Arla 48 million kronor

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Stolen crème fraiche recipe costs Arla 48 million kronor

Dairy giant Arla has been ordered to pay 48 million kronor in compensation for its unlawful use of a patented production method. Arla is considering appealing against the judgement.

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If the judgement is upheld, it will be the highest payout in a Swedish court under the law protecting company secrets, reported Svenska Dagbladet.

In its court application, Fermigel AB, a small product development company from Simrishamn, accused Arla of using its patented method for the production of boilable low fat crème fraiche without permission.

Fermigel's managing director and part owner Christer Lindstam told SvD that he was very satisfied with having won the case against Arla after a six year battle.

The dairy giant denied stealing the idea and claimed that the method is publicly known in the industry.

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