Chr. Hansen reveals probiotic strain that protects from painkillers’ effect

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen A/S, the global bioscience company has completed a clinical trial using a carefully selected probiotic strain that protects the gut against side effects caused by painkillers. The company said the trial which used capsule endoscopy to reveal GI damage, has reached both the primary and secondary end-points of trial indicating ability…

Carlsberg launches new alcohol-free beer brand to meet demand

DENMARK - Carlsberg A/S, the European global brewer has unveiled Birell, a new alcohol-free beer brand available in two styles that is, Pilsner Lager and Belgian Wit driven by strong consumer demand. According to Carlsberg, although the brand has no alcohol, it portrays the same characteristics desired by consumers including body, mouthfeel, foam and great…

Arla introduces cost-cutting program, ‘Calcium’ to save 400m euros

DENMARK - Arla has unveiled a new program, ‘Calcium’, a transformative cost-cutting initiative which it said will enhance efficiency, thus saving more than US$492 million for the next three years. Based on Good Growth 2020 Arla strategy that aims to create value for farmer owners, the company remains committed to strong sustainable growth as it…

Danish Crown acquires pepperoni producer DK-Foods

DENMARK - The Denmark Crown group has acquired the Danish pepperoni giant DK-Foods, to expand its pizza topping portfolio to become the European market leader in importing, exporting, distributing and manufacturing frozen pizza. As part of the agreement, DK-Foods will operate as a separate business unit under Danish Crown's subsidiary Tulip Food Company and will…

Arla reports sales boost, links business improvement to investment, expansion and innovation

DENMARK - Arla Foods, headquartered in Denmark, has reported an increase in sales attributed to higher milk prices and a net profit of 2.8% of revenue within its target range in 2017 annual results. An increase in sales prices to US$1.2 billion and overall business growth was supported by strong performance by Arla Foods’ global…

Cargill partners with Danish firm to invest in potato starch production facility

DENMARK – Cargill, in a joint venture with AKV Langholt AmbA, has invested US$22.5 million in a new potato starch production unit at Langholt facility in Denmark. According to the company, the operation of the facility will produce starches that will add to Cargill’s SimPure portfolio as the company anticipates the global pre-gelatinized starch industry…

Arla Foods plans to close Danish dairy

DENMARK – Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods has announced plans to close its Brabrand Dairy with plans to move the production operations to other sites in Denmark, Holland and Germany. The company says that while the European market for yoghurt products is increasing each day, the Brabrand dairy facility has shown inability to expand into…

Carlsberg Group CEO joins WEF’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

DENMARK – Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ’t Hart, has joined the CEO Climate Leaders, an organization that brings together the private sector to support concrete, business-led climate solutions and innovations. The group of 79 chief executives came together with a belief that the private sector had a responsibility to actively engage in global efforts to…

Chr. Hansen launches probiotic culture to tap into kids market

DENMARK – Danish supplier Chr. Hansen has launched a new probiotic culture solution for kids’ drinking yogurt, seeking to tap into the market for dairy products targeted at children. The new product, ProKids, a concept solution for probiotic children’s drinking yogurt, is a newly developed freeze-dried DVS culture, nu-trish GY-1, which contains the LGG probiotic strain together with…

Palsgaard develops world’s first palm-free emulsifier

DENMARK – Danish ingredients company Palsgaard has developed the world’s first palm-free, powdered emulsifier, which focuses on solving the challenges faced by the industry in the quest to remove palm-oil from cake recipes, without damaging products quality. Palsgaard SA 6615, the new ingredient, offers the same fast and instant aeration and emulsification as cake gels,…