Chr. Hansen sees 9% organic growth in the first half led by Health & Nutrition

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen has recorded 9% organic growth in revenue in the first six months of 2018/19 led by solid results in the Health & Nutrition segment. During the period, EBIT before special items increased by 10% to EUR 150 million (US$168.55 million) while in the second quarter, organic growth was 8%, and EBIT…

Chr. Hansen launches CHY-MAX® cheese enzyme that increases yield by 1%

DENMARK – The global ingredients and bioscience company has launched the CHY-MAX Supreme, its latest enzyme which enables cheesemakers increase cheese yield by up to 1%. The addition is Chr. Hansen’s third generation of CHY-MAX fermentation produced chymosin (FPC) range of coagulants, that is said to have the ability to produce more cheese out of…

Chr. Hansen and Lonza AG forms JV to accelerate biotherapeutic products

DENMARK - Leading global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen and Lonza AG, a pharma contract manufacturing company have formed a new joint venture to accelerate production of biotherapeutic products for pharma and biotechnology industries. The 50:50 JV will operate from Lonza AG’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and will have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. It…

Arla accelerates commitment to achieve carbon net zero dairy with a focus on farms

DENMARK – Arla Foods has launched the ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per kilo of milk over the next decade in line with the target to achieve carbon net zero dairy by 2050. Arla is working with its 10,300 farmer owners and is investing in research at the farm level through…

Chr. Hansen launches new nu-trish LGG probiotic culture for plant-based dairy

DENMARK – Global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has launched nu-trish® LGG® DA, a new probiotic culture for fermented plant-based yoghurts and other products. The new product joins a range of Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG strain designed to address the growing need for fermented and nutritious plant-based dairy products. The nu-trish® LGG® DA is an adjunct culture,…

Arla’s cost-saving program pushes revenue higher, pays out all 2018 profits to farmers

DENMARK – Danish dairy producer, Arla Foods has reported improved sales and revenues from benefits of the company’s transformation program and has said that it will pay out its full year net profit to farmers. Group revenue increased to US$11.79 billion (EUR 10.4 billion) from US$11.67 billion driven by strong growth in branded sales volumes…

Arla Foods Ingredients develops high-protein supplement for medical nutrition

DENMARK - Arla Foods Ingredients has unveiled a low-volume (100ml) RTD high-protein nutritional supplement for medical nutrition and designed to address challenges in producing high-quality medical beverages. The new prototype contains 10g of protein packed into a 100ml shot to be used by patients in need of high-quality protein in a low-volume nutritional treatment. According…

Chr. Hansen reports 10% organic revenue growth in the first quarter

DENMARK – The global food and nutritional solutions provider, Chr. Hansen has posted solid organic revenue growth of 10% in the first three months of the year 2018/19, primarily led by the Health & Nutrition segment. Earnings Before Interest & Tax before special items increased by 9% to US$80.88 million corresponding to an EBIT margin…

Chr. Hansen expands natural colors range with new Red FruitMax

DENMARK -  Global Bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has developed a new red natural colour ingredient, FruitMax to provide manufacturers with vibrant natural colour solutions. The new product aims to solve technical challenges experienced by food and beverage manufacturers in creating a stable and vibrant red colour. FruitMax finds application in several food products such as…

Danish fruit-drinks maker CO-RO buys majority stake in Chinese JKD

CHINA – Co-Ro Food, a leading manufacturer of fruit-based non-carbonated soft drinks based in Denmark has acquired the majority shareholding in Golden Creation Trade Co. Limited, trading as JKD for an undisclosed sum. The company said the acquisition reinforces its market position in China and is expected to generate a 30% growth rate in 2019…