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DuPont invests in probiotics capacity

By Food in Canada staff   

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DuPont announced it has completed construction on its new, state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit in Rochester, N.Y. The unit, now largest in the world, is part of a $100 million investment to expand probiotics capacity and enhance delivery of the dietary supplement to food and beverage manufacturers.

The fermentation unit is fully operational and will serve as a resource in propagating bacteria and probiotics. The fermentation unit will optimize quality and production capability, enabling DuPont to increase the pace of delivery to customers and the market.

“Completing the construction on our new fermentation unit marks a major milestone in delivering essential innovations for our customers and achieving our ambitious probiotics growth plans,” said Matthias Heinzel, president of DuPont Nutrition & Health.

DuPont completed a probiotics capacity expansion at its Madison, Wis., facility in late 2018. The investment was used to upgrade equipment and increase the pace of new product development and significantly improved delivery times on pilot material for clinical trials and customer evaluations.


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