Vitafoods 2017 - DuPont

Date: 9 - 11 May, 2017,  Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Come and talk to DuPont at Vitafoods 2017 at booth E22 - the global event where the entire nutraceutical supply chain does business.

DuPont is honored to be Probiotics Summit Education Programme Sponsor and the Official Digestive Health Sponsor for Vitafoods Europe 2017. Through its Nutrition & Health business, DuPont addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Our probiotic cultures are scientifically proven to help keep the digestive system running smoothly and to support the body’s immune system. Come meet our experts and discover new opportunities to add documented health benefits to your dairy, bakery, beverage, bars, confectionery or frozen desserts products.  

We will also be showcasing our Science and innovation expertise across the Probiotics Summit programme: 

  • On May 9 – Stream 3 - from 12:30 to 13:00, Prof. Dr. Michel Messora and Prof. Dr. Flavia Furlaneto, School of Dentistry of Ribeirao Preto - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will present: Effects of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 on periodontitis: Results from in vitro, Animal and Human Trials. Periodontal disease is considered a global public health problem with high incidence and prevalence. Given that the two main strategies for its treatment are the elimination of specific pathogens and control of the immunoinflammatory response of the host, probiotics undoubtedly represent a promising method to achieve these goals. Currently, there is a search for new products and probiotic strains that could be useful in the prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases, with improved cost-effectiveness and less morbidity. 
  • In addition please join Dr. Arthur Ouwehand, Technical Fellow/Research Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health, from 15:45 to 16:15, to present: Probiotic Product Safety for Vulnerable Populations. Probiotics are generally manufactured as functional foods and dietary supplements. These products are intended for the general population and fulfill the quality criteria set by the local regulations. However, increasingly probiotic products are also in vulnerable populations. Health care workers may assume that the probiotic products comply with the same quality criteria as pharmaceuticals. Due to their microbial nature, specific quality criteria may be required. These do not yet exist; the need and options for this will be discussed.


On May 10 from 10:00 to 12:30, please join Alvin Ibarra PhD chairing the Dietary Fibers Forum – Stream 1. The discussion will focus on latest innovation, new ingredient application as well as exploring the consumer perspective and new product development.

DuPont has also been shortlisted with HOWARU® Shape for Ingredient of Year in the Weight Management Category at the NutraIngredients Awards. From the DuPont™ Danisco® range, HOWARU® Shape is a unique combination of probiotic (B420™) and prebiotic (Litesse® Ultra) (or solo probiotic) clinically proven to cut inches off your waist.

The Awards will be held at the Starling Hotel, Geneva on May 10 and hopeful of repeating the success of winning in 2016

Learn more at Vitafoods Europe website.

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