Chr. Hansen A/S is a global company based in Hørsholm, Denmark which produces natural ingredients for the food, beverage, dietary supplements and agricultural industry. The company is a supplier of food cultures, probiotics, enzymes and natural colors. Its products are used in cheese production, fermented milk, meat, food service, beverages, wine, fruit preparation, ice and desserts, confectionery, cereals, spreads, bakery products, snacks, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products. Chr. Hansen A/S has development centers in Denmark, the United States, France and Germany including research facilities in Denmark and France. A large percentage of the employees engage in research and development for the international food and pharmaceuticals industry.
The company has extraction and production plants on four continents[which?] and an international presence in 30 countries. It has been listed on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen since June 3, 2010, under the symbol "CHR". Its flavorings division was purchased by Symrise in 2008.