Fire Halts Production at Rose Poultry Plant

12 June 2012, at 9:54am

DENMARK - A fire broke out at the Vinderup production plant of HKScan’s Danish subsidiary Rose Poultry on last week.

The blaze has caused a break in production, but the company has transfered some of Vinderup’s poultry slaughtering and production to the company’s other poultry slaughtering plant in Skovsgaard.

According to the preliminary information the fire was started by a welding spark during the installation of a new cooling line.

There was no severe personal injury and the 440 staff were successfully evacuated and sent home.

The head office of Rose Poultry A/S is located at the Vinderup production plant.

Denmark’s largest poultry company, Rose Poultry, manufactures more than 130 million kg of poultry meat annually. It has three production plants in Denmark. The poultry slaughtering operations are centralized to the plants in Vinderup and Skovsgaard. The company employs approximately 900 persons.