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Danish Crown contracts out pig processing

Danish Crown, international food producer, has contracted out part of its pig slaughtering capacity to private slaughter company Jutland Meat.

The action has been taken to assist Jutland (owned by the Dutch entrepreneur Frans Stortelder) as the company has been combating a shortage in slaughter capacity on account of recent fires at its facilities.

Keeping within cartel rules, Danish Crown would be obliged to deliver several thousand pigs to Jutland Meat, provided that the company does not slaughter more than 10,000 animals per week. If Jutland exceeds this amount, Danish Crown is entitled to compensation.

Both partners have, with the blessing of the Danish cartel authority, overlooked this regulation.

Related websites:

• Danish Crown

• Jutland Meat

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