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16.03.2020

People and product safety during Corona Virus 

Hamlet Protein has taken steps to secure product supply to customers and guaranteeing feed safety whilst minimizing the risk for employees, suppliers and customers.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause disruptions across the world, prompting governments to take action to limit the risk of a rapid spread of the virus. Since Wednesday 11 March, the Danish government has communicated measures that affect most Danes. The Danish borders have now closed and schools and public offices have shut down.


Erik Visser, Hamlet Protein CEO, stated: “At Hamlet Protein we care about the safety and wellbeing of our stakeholders. So far, none of our colleagues have tested positive for COVID-19, and we are taking the necessary steps to minimize the risk of the virus affecting employees and business partners. At the same time, we have commitments to customers around the world that rely on us to feed their animals. That means we are planning our activities in a smart way to make sure our production and supply chain continues to operate normally. Even though borders are closed in several European countries, the free movement of goods remains”


Hamlet Protein products – whether in bulk, totes or bags - do not pose any risk for contamination with the Corona virus. The products have been steam heat treated at a minimum temperature of 96°C for a minimum duration of 6 minutes and are being produced in a closed system. Hamlet Protein manages clearly defined and strict hygiene guidelines for employees and contractors. Until further notice, external visitors are not allowed to enter the production facilities at the Hamlet Protein plant.


“We continuously monitor the developments and make sure we comply with local and international recommendations and regulations regarding the Corona virus outbreak. We have restricted travel of our staff and promote working from home where possible. We continue to be available for our customers to answer any questions or concerns they might have,” concluded Visser.