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Offers ingredient solutions and technologies that enhance food nutrition, quality and safety;
To set up a food application development center in India for developing local solutions
New Delhi, India, September 3, 2012: DuPont India today announced that it is expanding its Nutrition & Health business and will offer food ingredient solutions and technologies that enhance food nutrition, quality and safety.
The DuPont Nutrition & Health business addresses the challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, science-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.
In India, the primary focus will be to provide science-powered solutions in local food formats that will help improve food nutrition and safety, help reduce wastage and enhance shelf life. DuPont functional ingredients will benefit consumers and help meet their needs in the areas of child and family nutrition, overall healthy living, weight management and food safety & quality. DuPont India will set up a local food application development center to work collaboratively with food companies to develop customized solutions and bring them to market faster.
Craig Binetti, President of the global DuPont Nutrition & Health business, said, “India is a key market for us and we are committed to serving customers here using our global science expertise to bring local solutions tailored to meet India needs. As Indian consumers increasingly make buying decisions and choices based on food safety and quality, DuPont will work with local food companies to provide ingredients technologies and solutions to make better quality, safer and more nutritious food.”
“DuPont is focusing on food and agriculture as key growth segments in India. With urbanization, increasing income and a growing middle class, there is an increasing need for high-nutrition, better quality and convenience-based food. By expanding the Nutrition & Health business, DuPont India is well positioned to collaborate with leading Indian food companies and bring science-powered innovations to the Indian consumers”, said Rajeev Vaidya, President – South Asia, DuPont.
DuPont is committed to working with Indian food and nutrition industry to provide more nutritious and healthy food, developing next-generation materials, fostering local innovation and forging new partnerships. The DuPont Nutrition & Health business will provide to its customers an integrated product portfolio from the protein solutions business of the Solae subsidiary, Qualicon™ safety testing solutions and the food ingredients range of the recently acquired Danish company Danisco.
DuPont services significant segments of the farm-to-fork value chain of agriculture and food industry in the country, with an already strong presence in the production agriculture sector through its Pioneer seeds business and a diverse range of advanced crop protection products, along with other businesses that offer printing, packaging and refrigerant solutions targeted at the food industry.
To showcase its portfolio of food technologies and solutions, DuPont will be present at the trade show Food Ingredients India 2012 this week in Mumbai. At the event, DuPont will display solutions that will help improve food quality, nutrition and safety, help reduce wastage and enhance shelf life. Visit DuPont in Booth A2 at Food Ingredients India 2012 from September 5 to 7 in Mumbai.
About DuPont: 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, NGOs, 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.
About DuPont India: DuPont India is a subsidiary of the American parent. DuPont relationship with India began more than 200 years ago when it received its first shipment of raw materials from India for the company’s first manufacturing plant in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Today, DuPont India markets a wide range of products in varied market segments. With six production facilities in three locations, the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad and the DuPont India Innovation Center in Pune, DuPont has been growing in India both in terms of revenues as well as its strategic presence.