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About us

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We have been around since 1874 and have more than 3,000 dedicated employees in more than 32 countries. As a company we aim to deliver innovative natural solutions that advance food, health and productivity for the benefit of us all. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection.

One of the world’s largest bacteria collections

All solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments and close customer relationships. We are the owner of one of the world’s largest commercial collections of bacteria, numbering almost 30,000 strains. We like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. From this collection bacteria are screened, selected and improved to meet specific requirements in food, dietary supplement, animal feed and plant protection.

We do also develop and produce natural colors for the food industry. Our colors originate from natural sources like berries, roots and seeds, and we are global front runners in encapsulation and stabilization techniques.

Millions can’t be wrong

More than 1 billion people around the world consume our natural ingredients every day. There’s a good chance that you had a bite of Chr. Hansen this morning. Perhaps you enjoyed deliciously creamy yogurt, mouth-watering Italian style salami or a cheese with a distinct bite?


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