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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, differentiated bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable agriculture, better food and healthier living for more people around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around 40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential. Matching customer needs and global trends we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria to respond to global challenges such as food waste, global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. As one of the world’s most sustainable companies, we touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Driven by our legacy of innovation and curiosity to pioneer science, our purpose – To grow a better world. Naturally. – is at the heart of everything we do.



Articles On FoodIngredientsFirst
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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Fava in focus: Chr. Hansen unveils Vega Boost cultures, paving way for no-dairy cream cheese

17 May 2022 --- Nutrition giant Chr. Hansen is launching adjunct fermentation cultures alongside soy- and dairy-free cream cheese made from fava beans. The cream cheese, which has a similar... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Zen and on-trend: Vitafoods spotlights CBD, omega 3s and biotics for holistic health

26 Apr 2022 --- As Vitafoods is around the corner, companies are gearing up for launches ranging from immunity to probiotics and sports nutrition, while showcasing developments in cannabidiol (CBD)... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Chr. Hansen’s culture kit for plant-based meat leverages “power of fermentation” for shelf stability

20 Apr 2022 --- Chr. Hansen is unveiling its new culture range for plant-based meat alternatives. The bioscience player is extending the Vega Culture Kit portfolio with a fermentation-enabled... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Chr. Hansen reports strong growth in Health & Nutrition segment amid market volatility

06 Apr 2022 --- Despite inflationary pressures and increased input costs, Chr. Hansen is reporting strong organic growth amounting to 14% for Q2 of the 2021/2022 financial year. According to... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

IFF closes Health Wright Products acquisition, eyeing future probiotic innovation

05 Apr 2022 --- IFF has completed its acquisition of Health Wright Products, a move set to bring formulation and finished format capabilities to IFF’s Health & Biosciences probiotics.The... Read More




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Chr. Hansen’s FreshQ cultures score innovation award

02 Dec 2021 --- A panel of industry experts selected Chr. Hansen’s FreshQ concept at this year’s Fi Europe Innovation Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. The Food Tech Innovation Award was presented to the company’s range of next-generation food cultures, which are pegged as a “game-changer in terms of low impact on post-acidification” in the fermented dairy space.

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Revision of EU food additive regulation of annatto

31 Jul 2020 --- Annatto has been part of Chr. Hansen's portfolio for 144 years. The company now produces the orange-red food pigment in Brazil, the US and in Denmark. The EU is expanding its food categories that allow annatto to include, among others – batters, soups, broths, surimi and flavored drinks. In line with this development, Chr. Hansen details how it has conducted an extensive review of its annatto portfolio to ensure compliancy with the new documentation and labeling requirements.

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Natural red colors from the Hansen sweet potato

03 Feb 2020 --- The Hansen sweet potato is unique for its red shade and natural positioning. It can replace carmine and Red 40, which is difficult to obtain from a normal erythrosine, explains Pernille Borre Arskog, Senior Manager, Chr. Hansen, at FiE 2019 in Paris, France. The company touted how the colorant is suitable for a wide variety of applications, ranging from beverages to plant-based meat alternatives.

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Reducing added sugar in yogurt using only culture

10 Dec 2019 --- 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

08 Jul 2019 --- 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.




Articles On The World of Food Ingredients
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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Opinion Edge: Toasting Drinks Creativity

27 Mar 2020 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on beverage trends to look out for in 2020 and beyond. How does the drinks industry meet the demands of an adventurous consumer?

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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

View From The Top: Soeren Westh Lonning, Chr. Hansen CFO

26 Feb 2020 --- Chr. Hansen has embarked on a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with Lonza to address the emerging market of biotherapeutic products. The JV was formed in 2019 to leverage Lonza’s knowledge and technology in pharmaceuticals with Chr. Hansen’s 145-year experience of working with good bacteria. The company's Chief Financial Officer, Soeren Westh Lonning discusses the matter with The World Of Food Ingredients.

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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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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

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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NewsBite Podcast (Apr 18 - 22): Nestlé hikes prices by 5.2% amid global inflation

22 Apr 2022 --- This week, Nestlé revealed in third-quarter results that it has raised prices for its products by 5.2% to counterbalance the surge in global costs driven by inflation, climate change and conflict. Chr. Hansen unveiled a new culture range for plant-based meat alternatives, while the Dutch government invested a record €60 million to boost cell-based meat and agriculture. Meanwhile, India’s wheat and rice stocks were found to hold the key in bolstering a shortage of wheat following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Newsbite Podcast (Apr 26 - 30): GFI leads coalition urging US government to make alternative protein science a “national priority”

30 Apr 2021 --- In F&B developments this week, the Good Food Institute (GFI) and more than 60 key alternative protein stakeholders called on the US federal government to make alt-protein investment a “national priority.” Chr. Hansen launched its latest generation of bioprotective food cultures FreshQ, while TurtleTree opened new US-based R&D headquarters for the sustainable cultivation of milk from mammalian cells. In Singapore, Givaudan & Bühler launched a Protein Innovation Centre targeting Asian culinary plant-based development.

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NewsBite Podcast (Aug 31 - Sep 4): Chr Hansen reveals cheese culture solution

04 Sep 2020 --- This week, ingredient innovation was in the spotlight. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Chr. Hansen, who launched its latest cheese culture solution for reduced browning on pizzas by up to 100 percent. US start-up Renewal Mill is making moves in transforming waste into premium ingredients such as “oat okara,” a flour made from the oat pulp leftover when oat milk is produced. The production of a unique single-cell protein “made from thin air” is ramping up, following an US$18 million financing round for Finnish food tech start-up, Solar Foods.

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New opportunities for good bacteria

06 Nov 2018 --- 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

06 Nov 2017 --- 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. 




Webinars
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Colorful innovation: Navigating your brand through the new COVID-19 reality

10 Nov 2020 --- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on consumer behavior and trends. Lockdowns, social distancing and a heightened focus on hygiene are now an integral part of our new reality. The outcome of these changes will define consumer behavior in the near future – and potentially for some time to come. In this webinar, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors will guide you through this new reality with exciting opportunities for innovating with color.




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