The Danish Crown group is a global meat processing company and among the largest in its field. The group is the World’s largest pork exporter and Europe’s largest pork processor. Danish Crown is Europe’s largest meat processing company and Danish Crown Beef is a significant player in the European beef market. Group turnover is app. DKK 60 billion with a workforce of app. 26,000 employees.

Danish Crown is:
• The world's second largest — and Europe's largest — pig slaughtering business
• Europe's largest meat processing company
• Denmark's largest cattle slaughterhouse business
• One of the two or three largest meat exporters in the world and the world’s largest exporter of pork

Our main markets are the EU, Japan, China, and the USA.

Danish Crown offers about 200 standard cuts as well as special cuts to the specifications of the customer.

Danish Crown pork provides assurance of:

Uniform products

This uniformity has been achieved through more than a hundred years of breeding, which has made Danish pigs world famous for a high meat percentage and a good meat/fat distribution. Uniformity is also achieved by slaughtering the pigs when they are within a narrow weight range, and by carefully sorting the carcasses at the slaughterhouses after slaughtering.

Products of high quality

Quality is the key concept in the production of the farmer as well as when the pigs are slaughtered and processed. The farmer provides optimum conditions for the pigs, resulting in good and healthy growth conditions as well as pork of a high nutritional quality.

The slaughterhouses treat the pigs gently, which ensures a high meat quality, and our employees are trained to treat the meat with the utmost care so that it is of pristine quality.

Products with veterinary approval

The Danish veterinary inspection is one of the strictest in the world, both in the primary farming industry and at the slaughterhouses. The veterinary inspection at Danish Crown’’s plants operates independently of the plant, thereby ensuring a strict and objective inspection.

– additional inspection by means of HACCP/in-house inspection

The veterinary inspection is supplemented with in-house inspection according to the HACCP principles. The object is to assure the consumers the maximum hygiene quality, and thus food safety, through preventive measures. All slaughterhouse employees have passed a hygiene course in order to be able to perform the day-to-day in-house inspection.

– dependability of supply

The large tonnage handled by Danish Crown permits us to plan our production accurately and implement efficient logistics, and since we have our own shipping department and co-operate with leading transport companies we are able to assure the customers delivery of the right quality and the volume ordered at the agreed time. 

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