12-Dec-2022 By Katy Askew
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’.
NEWS IN BRIEF
10-May-2019 By Elaine Watson
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.
03-Apr-2019 By Flora Southey
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.
21-Oct-2015 By Nathan Gray
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.
LIVE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW
12-Nov-2013 By Mark ASTLEY
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.
11-Sep-2013 By Elaine WATSON
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.
05-Sep-2013 By Elaine WATSON
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
04-Sep-2013 By Shane STARLING
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.
20-Jul-2011 By Stephen Daniells
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
25-Feb-2009 By Neil Merrett
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
07-Jul-2008 By Lorraine Heller
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
26-Jun-2008 By Sarah Hills
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
20-Jun-2008 By Jess Halliday
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
29-Apr-2008 By Clarisse Douaud
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
05-Mar-2008 By Chris Jones
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
Symrise snaps up flavour business as sales boom
05-Mar-2008 By Jess Halliday
Symrise has today reported a strong year for its flavour and
nutrition division - good news that coincides with the announcement
of its planned acquisition of part of Chr Hansen's flavours
Chr Hansen taps into dairy-free demand
29-Feb-2008 By Alex McNally
Ingredients maker Chr Hansen has developed dairy-free fermentation
cultures, which cater to the growing consumer demand for
Chr Hansen offers flexible soft cheese cultures
16-Jan-2008 By Laura Crowley
Chr Hansen has developed four new cultures to produce optimum
acidification and texture for soft cheeses and allow manufactures
to bypass the costly bulk starter method.
Chr Hansen attributes growth to clear focus
20-Nov-2007 By Jess Halliday
Chr Hansen has reported strong growth in 2006/07, which it takes as
a strong sign that its strategy of focusing on key business areas
is right on the money.
Chr Hansen forms partnership to increase polyphenol production
30-Oct-2007 By Laura Crowley
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
19-Oct-2007 By Jess Halliday
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
08-Oct-2007 By Laura Crowley
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
13-Sep-2007 By Jess Halliday
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
10-Sep-2007 By Lorraine Heller
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.
Chr Hansen sets up new Health & Nutrition business
29-Aug-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Chr Hansen has created a new dietary supplement Health &
Nutrition business division in an effort to revitalize and speed up
its innovation as it attempts to meet the growing global focus on
Nutrigenomics will underlie food future, Chr Hansen
24-Aug-2007 By Jess Halliday
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
13-Jul-2007 By Lorraine Heller
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
12-Jul-2007 By Jess Halliday
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
New technology makes better probiotics, claims Chr Hansen
02-Jul-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Ingredient maker Chr Hansen is set to begin large-scale tests on a
new technology that could result in more robust and longer lasting
probiotic bacteria, the firm announced last week.
Chr Hansen streamlines through paprika business sale
22-Jun-2007 By Philippa Jones
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
01-Jun-2007 By Jess Halliday
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.
New Chr Hansen meat lab tests flavors on site
26-Feb-2007 By staff reporter
European ingredients firm Chr Hansen has launched a new meat lab in
the US, designed to allow for the on-site trials of flavors and
seasonings in packaged meat goods.
Chr Hansen positive about ingredients future
20-Nov-2006 By staff reporter
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
19-Sep-2006 By staff reporter
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
04-Sep-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
25-Jul-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
16-Jun-2006 By staff reporter
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
09-May-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
26-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
06-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
29-Mar-2006 By staff reporter
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
28-Mar-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
13-Jan-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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
03-Nov-2005 By Anthony Fletcher
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
09-Sep-2005 By Chris Mercer
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
02-Sep-2005 By Dominique Patton
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.