Danish enzyme and cultures suppliers Novozymes and Chr. Hansen plan to merge their businesses in a move they say will create a ‘leading global biosolutions partner’.
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Sweety Y-1 – a patented new culture from Chr. Hansen with “superior pH stability” – enables dairy manufacturers to make yogurts and other fermented dairy products with less added sugar, claims the company.
Chr. Hansen’s latest enzyme for cheesemakers, the CHY-MAX Supreme, is ‘a game changer’ in the production of cheddar, continental and mozzarella cheeses, the Danish bioscience company told FoodNavigator when we caught up last month.
Chr Hansen has reported ‘very satisfactory’ overall growth of 10%, as stronger performances in cultures, enzymes, and nutrition balance out below per performance in natural colours.
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The typically “conservative” North American dairy industry is becoming increasingly "open to innovation", natural ingredients supplier, Chr Hansen, has claimed following the launch of its cheese color, WhiteWhey.
Natural colors expert Chr. Hansen has been exploring whether it is commercially viable to produce carmine - a natural red food color currently made from crushed cochineal insects - via a controlled fermentation process.
Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards as we head into the fall with the latest FoodNavigator-USA round-up of movers and shakers in the food industry.
Big changes at Chr Hansen
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen has today rebranded itself ‘Nature’s Number 1’ as it announced a 6-platform strategic overhaul of its colours, enzymes and cultures businesses.
Chr Hansen is expanding the ‘clean label’ options for manufacturers with its new series of natural colors for the US food and beverage industries sourced from fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Enzyme targets profitable lactose application extensions
Testing is underway on global demand for an enzyme claimed by its manufacturers to ensure greater profitability from lactose, both in terms of food and non-food based applications.
As Chr Hansen marks ten years of activity in Russia, regional director Jacob Paulsen explains how the market has changed and offers some advice for anyone exploring opportunities there today.
Appointments roundup: Land O’Lakes, Barry Callebaut, Diamond Foods
Appointments over the last month include a new sales director at Land O’Lakes to grow its national accounts and an award-winning French pastry chef has joined Barry Callebaut’s chocolate academy. Diamond Foods has created a new sales position and Chr...
Chewable probiotics gain momentum
Chewable probiotic supplements are emerging as an area of potential
in the industry, as manufacturers broaden their scope into new
categories, according to a major ingredients firm.
Cottage cheese cultures go full circle
The cottage cheese industry is turning back to direct vat cultures
rather than the cheaper bulk starter method which replaced it as
costs are reduced, according to Chr Hansen.
Chr Hansen launches standardised hibiscus extract
Chr Hansen is introducing a new natural hibiscus extract to give a
bright red colour to beverages that also comes with a standardised
Symrise completes its drive into US flavors with Chr Hansen purchase
Symrise has finalized its acquisition of Chr Hansen's flavorings
business in a move that will bring the company broader market
coverage in the US as well as a more diverse ingredients portfolio.
Chr Hansen divests flavor activities
Denmark's Chr. Hansen is to sell of its US-based flavor activities
to Germany's Symrise group in order to focus more on its higher
Chr Hansen forms partnership to increase polyphenol production
Ingredients developer Chr Hansen and Swedish dairy company
Norrmejerier have joined forces to improve and increase the
production of healthy polyphenols for food and drink applications
as well for dietary supplements.
Colouring trends march from natural to E-number-free
Following the Southampton study that cast safety suspicions over
certain artificial colourings, ingredients firms are redoubling
their development and communication efforts to highlight
alternatives from other sources.
Chr Hansen expands European flavour base
Chr Hansen is expanding its flavour production centre in Denmark to
enhance its product range, efficiency and service to customers and
strengthen its position in the dairy flavourings market in Europe.
Chr Hansen culture combats listeria in RTE meats
Chr Hansen is adding a new culture to its SafePro range aimed at
countering the threat of listeria in foods, this time targeted at
killing listeria in ready-to-eat products.
Chr Hansen continues refocus activities with US sale
Chr Hansen has announced the sale of its excipients and coating
division in the US, in a move designed to further focus its
business on its core food ingredients activities.
Nutrigenomics will underlie food future, Chr Hansen
Chr Hansen regards nutrigenomics as technology to underlie the food
industry's future away from one-size-fits-all nutrition, and has
placed exploration of this area high-up on its R&D agenda.
Chr Hansen launches 'natural' spray-dried dairy flavors
Chr Hansen has launched a new line of spray-dried dairy flavors in
the US, which the firm claims provide some of its most successful
flavors in a more convenient application form.
Chr Hansen makes novel cultures for sausages
Chr Hansen is introducing two new starter cultures for dry and
semi-dry fermented sausages, intended to deliver good flavour even
when products are produced with an eye on health and
Chr Hansen streamlines through paprika business sale
Chr Hansen has sold its paprika business activities and production
facilities in Spain and India to allow it to focus on value-added
activities, the company announced on Thursday.
Chr Hansen to sell coatings and excipients division
Chr Hansen has announced plans to divest its coatings and
excipients business in order to focus on core activities in
cultures, enzymes, natural colours and flavours.
Chr Hansen positive about ingredients future
Chr Hansen, which experienced growth in all business areas and
regions in 2005/06, expects to continue its upward trend.
Chr Hansen cultures promise texture without the fat
Chr. Hansen has developed six new cultures that it claims can offer
yoghurt manufacturers up to 20 per cent more texture.
Chr Hansen expands German cultures production
Chr Hansen's expansion of its existing lactic acid cultures
facility in Pohlheim, Germany is designed to tap the rapidly
growing market for meat cultures.
Chr Hansen chairman resigns
Chr Hansen chairman of the board of directors Jens Bigum has
announced his intention to step down once the group's annual report
and accounts are formally approved in December.
Chr Hansen sells off US sweetener business
Chr. Hansen has sold its speciality sweetener division to American
Sugar Refining as part of its US refocusing strategy.
Chr Hansen launches 'natural' colours for soft drinks
Chr Hansen's new range of natural colours has been formulated to
help transparent beverage manufacturers reinforce the sector's
Chr Hansen develops natural meat curing ingredient
Chr Hansen has developed a natural cure for meats that can be used
in place of added nitrite, helping food makers to develop
clean-label meat products.
Chr Hansen focuses on dairy ingredient sector
Chr Hansen will get a chance to underline its increasing
involvement in the dairy sector at the upcoming 2006 International
Cheese Technology Exposition.
Chr Hansen wins curcumin colour patent
Chr Hansen has been awarded a patent for a new process that it
claims improves total yield of curcumin from turmeric by 30 to 40
Chr Hansen taps growing demand for oleoresin
Chr Hansen is nearing completion on a new ingredient factory in
India to meet increasing global demand for natural spice extracts,
Chr Hansen sales bucks Italian cultures trend
Chr Hansen is enjoying success in the Italian cultures market,
bucking the general trend of slow growth and stagnation.
Chr Hansen tour targets probiotics growth
Chr Hansen's latest Magical Sensory Tour is designed to bring
innovative products to customers and underline the company's ethos
that ingredients can be fun and imaginative.
Healthy lifestyles drive Chr Hansen innovations
The firm will focus on new technologies for dairy, beverages and
prepared food at the WWFE expo next month, showing exactly where
the industry is targeting its resources.
Chr Hansen targets growing wine enzymes market
New yeast blends to help vintners enhance flavour as they make
wines with ever higher alcohol content have been developed by
international ingredients firm Chr Hansen.
Chr Hansen opens world's biggest dairy cultures plant
Danish company Chr Hansen has shored up its lead in the dairy
cultures business after doubling capacity at its plant in France,
now said to be the world's largest.
Wine extract increases product health profile
A line of wine extracts from Chr Hansen could help US food
manufacturers cut costs and improve the health profile of their
products, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Chr Hansen: low US earnings knock H1 profit for ingredients
Low growth and higher production costs in the US knock first half
profit for Chr Hansen's ingredients business, that posted a 9 per
cent fall in profit for the first six months of the year.
Chr Hansen tour targets Russian producers
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen, currently on its 'magical
sensory tour' across Eastern Europe, has unveiled new products in
Russia to inspire local manufacturers, Angela Drujinina
Ingredient range launched to secure meat flavor
Chr Hansen last week launched an ingredient aimed at meat producers
whose foods suffer from a lack of flavor after functional blends
and water are added to optimize their recipes, writes Philippa
Chr Hansen targets wine industry with yeast product
Wineries are getting bigger and their businesses are therefore
exposed to greater risk. In a bid to help producers achieve greater
consistency, Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen has created blended
yeasts, writes Philippa Nuttall.
Chr Hansen pushes high volume cheese production technology
Chr Hansen plans to use this year's Cheese Industry Conference to
showcase the technology that it believes can improve production for
high volume manufacturers, Philippa Nuttall reports.
Chr Hansen tour shows dairy firms new possibilities
Chr Hansen's innovative Eastern European marketing campaign, which
kicks off today, should help the Czech Republic's dairy sector find
new ways of adding value to their products, writes Anthony
New CEO for Chr Hansen North America
Chr Hansen has appointed David Carpenter as president and CEO for
North America, following the resignation of Donald Combs earlier