DuPont expands probiotic facility

Probiotics manufacturer, DuPont, has completed construction of a new probiotics fermentation unit at its facility in Rochester, New York.

The unit, now the largest in the world, is part of a multi-phase investment of nearly $100 million to expand DuPont’s probiotics capacity and enhance the company’s leadership in delivering high-quality, clinically documented probiotics to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers.

The fermentation unit is fully operational and will serve as a resource in propagating bacteria and enabling high potency, stability and efficacy of probiotics. The unit will also optimise DuPont’s production capability, enabling the company to increase the pace of delivery to customers and the market.

“Completing the construction of 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, DuPont Nutrition & Health.

“Today, we are witnessing a significant rise in demand for probiotics as consumers make health and wellness a daily priority. We are proud to continue to deliver on our commitment to invest in this fast-growing segment, which can also enable sustainable growth for our customers around the world.

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