DuPont Starts Production at New China Probiotics Plant

July 18, 2013

The new site will custom blend and package ready-to-market probiotics formulations of DuPont’s Danisco Howaru and FloraFit probiotic brands.

DuPont Nutrition & Health (Wilmington, DE) has started production at its new probiotics blending and packaging facility in Beijing. The plant targets growing demand for probiotics and cultured products, especially in the China and Asia Pacific region, the company says.

According to DuPont, the new site will custom blend and package ready-to-market probiotics formulations of DuPont’s Danisco Howaru and FloraFit probiotic brands. DuPont says its investment in the China plant is part of a global, multiyear expansion program for its cultures and probiotics business in the United States and Europe as well.

“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, in a press release.