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French Shoppers Learn to Adapt to Life Without Dijon Mustard

A mustard shop in Dijon, France.

A mustard shop in Dijon, France.

Photographer: Jeff Pachoud//AFP/Getty Images

If you’re in France and are looking for some traditional Dijon “moutarde” to complete your dinner recipe, then you have a problem.

The country is having to adapt to a lingering shortage of the tangy mustard, including the Amora and Maille brands owned by consumer staples giant Unilever Plc, which has led to empty store shelves and frustration among French consumers.