BEIJING (PRWEB) July 15, 2013
DuPont has launched production at its state-of-the-art probiotic blending and packaging facility in China. The new site in Beijing represents DuPont Nutrition & Health’s first step in packaging probiotics into ready-to-market formats that allow DuPont to offer its customers improved speed to market, quality and flexibility. Investment and capacity were not disclosed.
In 2011, DuPont purchased a food processing plant north of Beijing and converted it into a new cutting-edge probiotic blending and packaging site to serve dietary supplement and food and beverage customers globally and more specifically China and the Asia Pacific region. The investment is part of a global multi-year capacity expansion program for cultures and probiotics in the United States, Europe and now in China.
“Probiotics is a fast-growing segment of our business and the industry is experiencing double-digit growth rates annually around the world and in China,” said Fabienne Saadane-Oaks, vice president Health and Protection, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “As we continue to support the world’s growing population, this expansion allows us to custom blend and package high-quality probiotic products for our customers in the fast-growing dietary supplement and food and beverage industries close to our customers, where we want to be.”
The new facility will allow customers to source ready-to-market probiotic formulations consisting of Danisco® HOWARU® premium and FloraFIT® custom probiotic brands. And, by DuPont managing the process throughout, customers will be assured of the highest standard of food safety and quality.
“This expansion is a further reinforcement of the DuPont long-standing commitment to China, our customers and consumers. We are in action to help address some major challenges facing the world, among those is the need for nutritious and quality food, resulted from population growth and urbanization,” added Tony Su, president, DuPont Greater China.
The probiotic formulations offer unique improvements for digestive and immune health and other well-being benefits for the dietary supplement, dairy and beverage markets. Probiotic cultures will be sourced from the company’s North American and European sites. The new facility in China will be able to custom blend the ingredients to meet the requirements of local customers. China is already a significant market for the YO-MIX® dairy cultures from the DuPont™ Danisco® range.
According to industry estimates, in 2012 the market for probiotics globally totaled more than $32 billion. That total is expected to increase to $45 billion by 2018. More than 90 percent of the total is attributed to food, beverage and dietary supplements.
DuPont has eight sites in China that provide a range of food ingredients, from emulsifiers, hydrocolloids (blended ingredients), enzymes and sweetener ingredients to food protection ingredients, soy protein, lecithin and fiber, and molecular diagnostic solutions.
DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
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