The Science of Food Safety
DuPont science is making the global food supply safer by helping to meet the challenge of food-borne disease.
The next generation of food safety standards and technology ranges from molecular-level pathogen detection technology to anti-microbial preservatives made with quality ingredients. DuPont has been a leader for over 80 years, starting with packaging that helps keep food fresh longer and protects it from contamination.
To be truly effective, food safety must be tailored for local production methods and regulations. So, in places like the DuPont Food Protection Center, we’re thinking local, with custom solutions. At the same time, we’re working globally with major manufacturers to defend the safety of the food we all depend on.
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19, 2012: DuPont Nutrition & Health announced a strategic collaboration with AvidBiotics Corporation to develop novel bactericidal protein technologies.
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 19, 2013 - A new test for detecting foodborne Salmonella with the DuPont™ BAX® system has been certified as Performance TestedSM method #081201 by the AOAC Research Institute. This assay uses powerful polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology with real-time detection to deliver fast, accurate results.
WILMINGTON, DE, Oct 17, 2011 – DuPont Qualicon has added over 1,500 patterns to its RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system database, providing pharmaceutical and food companies, public health practitioners and epidemiologists with more of the information they need to identify contaminating bacteria in their production environments.
WILMINGTON, DE, Oct 3, 2011 – DuPont Qualicon has introduced the BAX® System STEC Suite, a trio of real-time PCR assays that enable food processors, reference labs and government labs to rapidly and reliably detect the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) most frequently associated with severe foodborne illness in the United States.
In this video, see how DuPont uses its global resources and food industry expertise to deliver a food safety system that supports local food manufacturers around the world.
Testing for STEC with the BAX® System.
To ensure the highest possible quality, Solae takes a comprehensive approach to food quality management and safety that involves every step of the food production process.