NEW CENTURY, KAS. – DuPont Nutrition & Health plans to invest $100 million to expand its probiotics production capacity in the United States. Production will be optimized with the installation of new, high-volume fermenters and other processing equipment at plants in Madison, Wis., and Rochester, N.Y., and, once complete, probiotics production capacity will increase 70%, the company said.
|Matthias Heinzel, president of DuPont|
“This investment reinforces our commitment to the probiotics industry,” said Matthias Heinzel, president, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “We see strong growth worldwide, and increasing our capacity enables our partners to continue growing and capturing the opportunities from very favorable market trends.”
The company markets its line of probiotics under the Howaru brand.