Dansk Andels Ægexport – which changed its name to Danæg 90 years later – was founded in 1895. The goal was to organize and coordinate the Danish egg production and egg export to England. From the beginning, the egg producers, who were also co-operative members, had to live up to very strict and completely new rules. It was the very first time that the rules implied clean hen houses, collection of eggs twice a day and protection of the eggs against sunlight, moisture and frost.
As something completely unique, the eggs were stamped so that the producer could be traced quickly and easily. The aim was to improve the egg quality and to secure the export. Today the stamping is an EU-requirement. The new rules were successful. The reputation of the Danish eggs was improved and thanks to the high quality standards, we managed to increase our export to many parts of the world. In 1976, the name was changed to Dansk Andels Æg and in 1985 to Danæg.
Danæg Products was founded in 1991 and is part of the parent company Danæg amba. The aim of the company is to specialize in producing and selling processed egg products – an activity which began on a small scale back in 1962. The first products were liquid, pasteurized eggs. The long egg was invented by Danæg In 1973, Danæg launched its own invention, the long egg which is still a huge success all over the world. Today Danæg covers more than 90 per cent of the global market for long eggs. Since the invention of the long egg, we have expanded our range of products to include a wide range of other products, e.g. pancakes, omelettes and boiled, peeled eggs. We break more than 750,000 eggs each day for use in our many products.