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Danish Crown Sets up New Ingredients Enterprise

24 December 2013

DENMARK - Danish meat processor Danish Crown is to set up a new ingredients division – CD Ingredients.

Jan Boeg Hansen Danish Crown INgredients CEO
Jan Boeg Hansen, CEO DC Ingredients

On 1 January 2014, Jan Boeg Hansen will start as CEO of the new company in Danish Crown.

The company, which is already in a strong position when it comes to creating value throughout the entire value chain, says that in establishing DC Ingredients, the group will bring together the activities involved in extracting ingredients and by-products, such as those used in the food industry.

The company already owns the worldwide casings company DAT-Schaub and the newly established company DC Ingredients will be involved in using blood from the slaughter process and producing ingredients for mink feed and hydrolysed proteins as well as other ingredients.

Jan Boeg Hansen, aged 56, has more than 30 years of experience from the sale and production of ingredients for the food industry – including a background in leading positions in Novo Nordisk, Chr. Hansen, the German company GELITA and the biotech enterprise Cleanfield.

“Thanks to his long-standing experience, Jan Boeg Hansen is the obvious choice, and someone who can develop a key business area in the group. Given the Danish cost structure, it has been crucially important for some years that we excel at deriving value from the entire product. Not just just pork chops and joints of bacon, but also blood, casings and other by-products. With the establishment of DC Ingredients, our strategic focus is now on the area,” said Chairman of the Board of DC Ingredients and CEO of DAT-Schaub, Jan Roelsgaard.

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