CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond V announces the patent-pending use of Diamond V Original XPC™ as a "method for foodborne pathogen reduction in livestock."
Feeding all-natural Original XPC as recommended during food animal production helps reduce the prevalence and numbers of Salmonella and Campylobacter in the animal, production environment, and food processing plant, as described in the pending patent and supported by numerous scientific studies. Reducing these pathogens pre-harvest can improve food safety.
Over 125 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles describe how the pre-harvest technologies of Diamond V products support immunity, health, and performance of poultry, pigs, dairy and beef cattle, aquaculture species, and other food animals. Diamond V technology for pre-harvest reduction of foodborne pathogens deserves attention from all decision makers throughout the food supply chain, including executives, quality assurance personnel, veterinarians, and farmers.
Consumers today are concerned about how their food is produced and accept the use of effective, all-natural products. Diamond V's unique, all-natural, fermentation-based products offer safe, cost-effective, pre-harvest solutions for food animal production.
"Our industry-leading research and 'first in the field' patent pending pre-harvest pathogen reduction applications give producers and consumers confidence that Diamond V technologies and expertise help provide additional security from food safety challenges," says Jeff Cannon, Diamond V President and CEO.
Diamond V's pending patent is based on numerous studies at many research institutions that involved pathogenic challenges to healthy animals by several different strains of Salmonella and Campylobacter. The resulting body of scientific knowledge on the effects of Original XPC on foodborne pathogen reduction represents the largest known collection of pre-harvest food safety research projects. These projects are the replicable work of leading investigators using varying methods. The quality, consistency, and reliability of these multiple sources of data further support Diamond V's unique pending patent.
Most efforts to reduce pathogen numbers in food animals and products, including chemicals applied during processing, are not completely effective. Research shows that the pre-harvest pathogen contamination of animals correlates directly with the post-harvest presence of pathogens in food products. Research also indicates that, while there is no "silver bullet" to completely eliminate foodborne pathogens, a multi-step intervention plan -- including pre-harvest mitigation at the farm level – is most effective.
Original XPC and other Diamond V nutritional health products are manufactured in Diamond V facilities in the USA using proprietary microbial fermentation technologies that generate unique functional metabolites with proven beneficial effects on animal health, performance, and food safety. Scientific references appear in the attached white paper on food safety and are available upon request.
Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, Diamond V is an international leader in nutritional health products for animals and people, with offices around the world and sales in over 60 countries. More than 70 years of science, innovation, technology, and quality have earned Diamond V the reputation of The Trusted Experts in Nutrition and Health®. The company's Embria Health Sciences subsidiary in Ankeny, Iowa manufactures EpiCor®, the human nutritional supplement that provides research-proven immune support.
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