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Icelandic Bakeries Criticized for Using Term ‘Konditori’

Many bakeries in Iceland use the word konditori—a bakery specifically qualified for making cakes and confectionery—in advertisements and labels despite no staff with such qualifications being employed on the premises.

cake-of-the-year2011_siThe 2011 Cake of the Year. Photo source: The Federation of Icelandic Industries.

The word is used across the Nordic countries and also in Germany but the word translates as kökugerð in Icelandic.

The Cake Makers Association of Iceland has complained about the practice, Fréttablaðið reports.

Konditori has been an accredited trade in Iceland since 1927.


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