September 9, 2015
Diamond V awaits patent for its animal health-boosting Original XPC™
Animal health and nutrition products maker Diamond V has announced a patent-pending product that "helps reduce the prevalence and numbers of Salmonella and Campylobacter in the animal, production environment, and food processing plant".
Diamond V Original XPC™, it said, is recommended during food animal production to reduced pathogens before harvest, thus improving food safety.
Diamond V cited over 125 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles describing how the pre-harvest technologies of its products support immunity, health and performance of poultry, pigs, dairy and beef cattle, aquaculture species, and other food animals.
"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," said Jeff Cannon, Diamond V president and CEO.
He said 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", he added.
Diamond V said 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 US.
Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 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.