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Chr. Hansen

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Chr. Hansen
10-12 Bøge Allé
Hørsholm
DK-2970
Denmark

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antioxidant chemicals and systems; bakery mixes and other bakery products; cheese products - natural and imitation; colors - natural; nutraceutical and functional food ingredients; probiotics


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Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.



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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Davos 2020 urges dietary changes, sustainable supply chains and agri-food system transformation

21 Jan 2020 --- Actionable models for building sustainable food chains seize the spotlight at this year’s ongoing World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting. Convening under the theme,... Read More

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A natural line of defense in food preservation: “Combating food degradation, fighting food waste”

21 Jan 2020 --- Consumers want short ingredient lists detailing natural, recognizable foods which is propelling manufacturers to develop natural preservation solutions across a range of categories.... Read More

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Chr. Hansen’s Q1 results: Decline in natural colors, momentum in Food Cultures & Enzymes

15 Jan 2020 --- Chr. Hansen has issued its Q1 2019/20 performance, outlining desirable results for its “game-changing” cheesemaking ingredient, despite low end-market growth for its... Read More

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Picture-perfect tints: Age of Instagram strengthens natural coloring offerings

10 Dec 2019 --- The rise of social media and consumers’ increasing interest for clean label products have created the perfect storm for the proliferation of the natural colors trend.... Read More

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Sugar reduction culture: Sweetening the deal with culture- and enzyme-based solutions

10 Dec 2019 --- Despite pressure building for the industry to slash sugar rates in their products, consumers still crave sweet flavors. Innovation in the cultures and enzymes space means these... Read More




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Reducing added sugar in yogurt using only culture

Chr. Hansen highlighted its new Sweety Y-1 culture at FiE 2019. The culture reduces the amount of added sugar in yogurt and keeps the sweetness, but does so only using culture. The patented bacteria work by converting the naturally occurring sugars in milk, using more of the lactose and leaving glucose. This enables the development of natural and clean label products without the use of artificial sweeteners.

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New natural source for red colors

Chr. Hansen scored an innovation prize at the IFT 2019 Food Expo. The company’s FruitMax reds are based on the Hansen sweet potato and are claimed to “deliver a red like no other.” They are minimally processed, bright, beautiful and stable plus 100 percent plant-based with no off-taste, which is often characteristic of other similar red colors coming from natural sources. They are presented as a great alternative to carmine and synthetic reds in many food and beverage products. Concepts on display included a Strawberry Lemonade Slush featuring FruitMax Red 107, with a strawberry variegate swirl coming courtesy of supplier Agrana Fruit.

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The Development of an Innovative Capsule for Mothers

Chr. Hansen highlighted the ground-breaking technology LIFE GEL and the Mother’s 1st concept. A patent-pending industry first The LIFE GEL technology is the world’s first soft gel solution that can sustain live probiotics for two years on the shelf. It combines probiotics and omega 3 and in the popular soft gel dosage form the platform opens op for countless business opportunities. To demonstrate how LIFE GEL can be used to target a specific market segment, Chr. Hansen has developed Mother’s 1st, a solution for pregnant and lactating women. At the end of shelf life, this white-colored soft gel contains 1 billion of the world’s best-documented bifidobacteria, Chr. Hansen’s probiotic strain named BB-12, and 250 mg of DHA.

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Addressing Trends in Natural Colors

Chr. Hansen’s brand new color solution DairyMax Red 144 WSS has been developed specifically for fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts. The intense red shade provided by DairyMax Red 144 WSS is a result of its content of anthocyanin. Multiple stability tests have confirmed that products dyed with DairyMax Red 144 WSS keep their intense and visually enticing red hue throughout the production and storage processes.

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Probiotic Oil Drops for Infants and Young Children

Chr. Hansen has launched a new probiotic product which has the potential to improve the gut and immune health of infants and young children: probiotic drops containing Chr. Hansen’s bacteria strain BB-12 and sunflower oil.




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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Opinion Edge: Sweet NPD Opportunities

19 Feb 2019 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to look out for in sweet goods. Which trends are driving the development in 2019 and what can we expect to see?

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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Cultures: Age-old processes present new opportunities

19 Dec 2018 --- Chr. Hansen CEO, Mauricio Graber, sees organic growth through innovation and regional expansion as central to the company’s continued advance. Its’ cornerstone Cultures & Enzymes business is thriving amid new market dynamics.

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Future Dairy Challenges

30 Oct 2018 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends in the dairy ingredients space. How big is the challenge faced by the dairy alternatives market?

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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Chr. Hansen Partners on Tomorrow’s Cultures

01 Feb 2016 --- Danish-headquartered Chr. Hansen has reported a strong start to the 2015/2016 financial year. An interview with Sten Estrup, VP at Chr. Hansen who talks about how new partnerships are indicative of how the company is investing in the future.

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Opinion Edge: How to Ride the Next Dairy Trend

30 Nov 2014 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on the key dairy trends. How can manufacturers benefit from the mainstreaming of the sports nutrition sector? How can the boom in protein and the needs of the aging global population be addressed?




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New opportunities for good bacteria

Mauricio Graber took the helm as new Chr. Hansen CEO on June 1, 2018, having previously served as President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan. Chr. Hansen recently reported its Q4 and full financial earnings. The company announced that it had achieved the overall financial targets set at the beginning of the year and raised its ambitions 9-11 percent organic growth for next year. It is the company’s core business of Cultures & Enzymes, which represents 59 percent of their business that performed the strongest, with bioprotection and probiotics forming key pillars here. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Mauricio about the current business environment and new opportunities for microbes.

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Chr. Hansen targets organic growth through innovation

Danish-headquartered ingredients supplier Chr. Hansen recently announced its annual results, with organic growth reported of 10 percent for 2016/2017. Food Cultures & Enzymes and Health & Nutrition both delivered strong growth, performing slightly above the long-term ambitions for these businesses, while Natural Colors grew in line with ambitions. The key focus for Chr. Hansen continues to be strong organic growth through innovation and the company notes that with good progress in many of its strategic initiatives, the building blocks for achieving its ambitious financial targets are in place.Soeren Westh Lonning, CFO at Chr. Hansen discusses the company’s strategy shortly after the results were announced. 

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WEEKLY PODCAST: Mars is Expanding its Footprint in the Pet Healthcare Market

Mars is expanding its footprint in the pet healthcare market by acquiring the veterinary hospital chain VCA for $7.7bn. Mars is to pay $93 a share in cash for one of North America’s biggest providers of pet healthcare services. The acquisition comes as Mars is looking to shift sales away from its confectionery business-which includes brands such as M&Ms, Snickers and Mars-to counter the trend of consumers shunning sugary sweets. Other companies mentioned are ABF, Chr. Hansen and Bayn Europe. 

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WEEKLY PODCAST: The Wave of Big Mergers Across The Agrochemical Industry Could Cause Turmoil

The wave of big mergers across the agrochemical industry could cause turmoil within the companies involved and give smaller rivals a competitive advantage, according to the finance chief at Chr. Hansen. Other companies mentioned are Olam International, Cargill, Syngenta and Mondelez International. 




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