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DuPont Nutrition & Health Innovate to address key challenge of meat sector

30 May 2012

The ongoing economic uncertainty has amplified the trend of consumers shopping smarter and seeking out value-for-money. Coupled with increasing commodity costs, manufacturers across the food industry are feeling the pinch from every angle

“This trend has led salami manufacturers to focus on process efficacy, without compromising on premium product quality or safety, although differentiation has become more difficult to maintain in recent times,” said Caroline de Lamarliere, global product manager, ripening and protective cultures, DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Market-Driven Science
DuPont, combining both industry knowledge and science expertise has created a series of new meat cultures specifically to ease the acute process cost pressures experienced by European manufacturers, ensuring a fast and efficient production process through rapid acidification coupled with a short lag-phase allowing manufacturers to optimise their cost-base and inventory turnover capabilities.

“Brought to market as part of the DuPont Danisco range of food ingredients, the new TEXEL PRISM culture series combines Lactobacilli to secure a fast processing speed, with Staphylococci strains ensuring the production of premium quality salami with rapid colour and flavour development,” said de Lamarliere.

Addressing Food Security
The short acidification lag-phase as well as speeding up the production process, also aids in controlling acid sensitive pathogen flora such as Salmonella and Listeria. This protective functionality is reinforced by DuPont patented Listeria inhibiting properties of a Lactobacilli strain used in creating the TEXEL PRISM culture series.

“TEXEL PRISM culture series is aimed at tackling a key challenge for salami manufacturers today, by using market-driven science to create a perfect combination of speed, colour, flavour and texture throughout the production process and benefiting from DuPont patented protective properties enhancing food security,” said de Lamarliere.

DuPont Danisco is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food.

Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. For more information visit,

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.

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, visit

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