Chr. Hansen invests in color facilities

by Jeff Gelski
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HORSHOLM, DENMARK — Chr. Hansen has inaugurated a color production facility in Lima, Peru, and upgraded a color production plant in Avedoere, Denmark. The plant in Peru will produce red carmine color for various food applications. The Danish plant specializes in production of naturally-sourced colors in yellow, red, green and white shades.

“Nothing indicates that the current trend of replacing synthetic colors with (naturally-sourced) colors in the global food industry will ease off in the near future,” said Stephane Carladous, senior director, products supply and color sourcing, colors and blends division for Horsholm-based Chr. Hansen. “The extended Avedoere and Lima facilities give us the opportunity to continue to increase production while at the same time improving our production economy and easing the work of the plant staff.”

Organic growth in Chr. Hansen’s colors and blends division was 29% in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Organic growth in the division was 52% in the first half of the 2010-11 fiscal year.

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