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DuPont Highlights Advanced Food Safety Solutions At Gulfood 2009

26 February 2009 1,089 views No Comment

Dubai , UAE – February 24, 2009:  DuPont, a world leader in market-based science products and services, will deliver a presentation on science-based solutions that promise to significantly enhance food safety, today (February 24, 2009) at the 4th Dubai International Safety Conference. The conference is a major event within Gulfood 2009, the 14th Gulf Food, Hotel & Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire running from February 23 to 26, 2009 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).

The science company will present its comprehensive range of customer-oriented innovative technologies in agriculture, food ingredients, food packaging, food safety and special food-related solutions that have been developed specifically for the food industry. The solutions to be featured include the BAX® system a DNA-based food pathogen detection and the RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system from Dupont’s Qualicon product line; Appeel™ solvent-free flexible peelable liddings; Solae™ soy ingredients; the Crop Protection Plus line of insecticides and herbicides; and the Suva® and ISCEON® non-ozone-depleting refrigerants, among others.

“DuPont offers comprehensive and innovative food industry solutions focusing on food safety, packaging and ingredients. These will prove extremely useful for the Gulf’s burgeoning food service sector and its increasingly health-conscious population, which are seeking safer food processing and handling methods. From quality control in food production processes to packaging, our expertise in food-related technologies will be directed at ensuring safety across the region’s food markets,” said Doris Engesser Sudlow, EMEA Business Manager, DuPont Qualicon.

Bilgehan Suer, DuPont Qualicon Account Manager, Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Russia and CIS, and DuPont Qualicon President Kevin Huttman will talk about how DuPont plans to integrate innovations such as Qualicon’s award-winning BAX® system throughout the Gulf’s food value chain. DuPont’s food representatives will also network with key Gulf food interests throughout the conference.

The BAX® system pioneered the use of polymerase chain reaction to accurately detect minute levels of bacteria and other microbes in food. The product is being adopted by a growing number of international companies and food authorities; it is in fact currently being used by government laboratories in the US, China, Russia, and Brazil.

DuPont uses science to create sustainable solutions that ensure a better, safer and healthier life for people everywhere. It invests around USD 1.4 billion in Research and Development (R&D) annually and maintains a network of more than 70 R&D facilities worldwide. The company develops food solutions following the “One DuPont” approach, a strategic corporate concept which partners with industry initiatives to promote integrated products and applications solutions for specific fields such as food, construction, transportation and oil and gas.

Since its introduction in 1987, Gulfood has emerged as the region’s largest and most important annual industry event, providing a strategic platform for buyers and sellers to directly interact and conduct business. The 2009 exhibition will welcome more than 3,300 international manufacturers, distributors and suppliers representing the food and hospitality trade to 80,000 sqm of exhibition space at two locations, DICEC and Airport Expo Dubai. Last year, Gulfood gathered a record 2,965 companies from 72 countries to reaffirm its status as a top trade platform for the regional food sector.

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.

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