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Wilmington, DE, October 7, 2008

DuPont Qualicon Registered to ISO 9001:2000 Standard

DuPont Qualicon is pleased to announce that it has been independently audited and certified to be in conformance with the ISO 9001:2000 standard.   This registration applies to the quality system involved in the design, manufacture, integration, packaging and design of DuPont Qualicon products.

An audit by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. found that DuPont Qualicon practices a quality policy that reflects their commitment to customer satisfaction and continual improvement.   The company has established an effective system for determining customer satisfaction and acting on that feedback.   Significant strengths include management commitment and employee awareness of individual roles in supporting the quality system.

“As a customer-focused business, we have always valued world-class service that meets or exceeds customer expectations,” said Kevin Huttman, president – DuPont Qualicon.   “This ISO 9001:2000 certification now provides the entire food industry with independent assurance that our systems and staff are aligned with the best practices for highest quality.”

Food processing companies around the world rely on the BAX® system to detect pathogens or other organisms in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.  The automated system uses leading-edge technology, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, tableted reagents and optimized media, to detect Salmonella, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, Enterobacter sakazakii, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus and yeast & mold.  With certifications and regulatory approvals in the Americas, Asia and Europe, the BAX® system is recognized globally as the most advanced pathogen testing system available to food companies.  For more information and photos, please visit www.qualicon.com

DuPont is a science-based products and services company.  Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.