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on June 7, 2012

Fire halts production at HKScan subsidiary's poultry plant

Spark during installation work thought to have caused fire, no life lost

Production at HKScan’s Danish subsidiary Rose Poultry’s Vinderup, Denmark plant has been disrupted following a fire on June 5.

As of June 7 it was not known how long the plant will be closed; however, HKScan said that it will be possible to transfer some of the plant’s poultry slaughtering and production to the company’s other poultry slaughtering plant in Skovsgard.

The fire is thought to have been ignited by a welding spark during the installation of a new cooling line. There was no severe personal injury, and the personnel were successfully evacuated and sent home.

As Denmark’s largest poultry company, Rose Poultry manufacturers more than 130 million kilograms of poultry meat annually. It has three production plants in the country, and employs some 900 people.

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