The Danish bioscience company said that the expansion to it’s plants comes due to continued strong demand for natural colours in the global food industry.
“Nothing indicates that the current trend of replacing synthetic colours with natural colours in the global food industry will ease off in the near future,” said Stéphane Carladous, senior director, product supply & colour sourcing, for the colours & blends division.
He said that the improved facilities offer the chance to continue increasing production “while at the same time improving our production economy, and easing the work for the plant staff.”
Chr. Hansen launched its new and improved colour production facility in Lima, Peru, which will act as an important production and sourcing platform in South America.
The Lima plant will produce red carmine colour for various food applications.
In addition, Chr. Hansen said its production plant in Avedoere, Denmark, has been upgraded to continue to meet customer demands, optimise energy consumption, and improve the working environment for staff.
The Danish plant, which includes one of the world’s largest facilities for production of natural colours, specialises in the production of natural colours in yellow, red, green and white shades.