U.S – NEOGEN Corporation has announced that the U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has granted an expedited, initial registration for Neogen to distribute Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant in the U.S., in part to help slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

 The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect food-borne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns.

Neogen Viroxide Super is a peroxygen-based powder disinfectant that offers rapid broad-spectrum disinfection as part of a comprehensive bio-security program.

The biodegradable product is effective in hard water, and its preparation is simplified by a color change to green that indicates its readiness for use.

It also has an extended shelf life when compared to liquid concentrates.

The disinfectant can be used for disinfection of animal housing and equipment, boot baths, vehicles, and other hard, non-porous surfaces.

Its active ingredients are potassium peroxymonosulfate and sodium chloride which makes it effective against a broad spectrum of industry-related bacteria and viruses like Staphylococcus aureus and canine parvovirus.

In addition to Neogen Viroxide Super, Neogen offers a comprehensive suite of cleaners and disinfectants for a wide variety of bio-security applications.

The U.S. EPA’s initial registration for the distribution of the product joins the approvals of other global regulatory agencies for the use of the disinfectant to aid in the fight against the spread of disease.

 COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Neogen Viroxide Super kills similar viruses and, therefore, can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Feline Calicivirus.

“This initial, expedited approval from the EPA allows us to immediately offer Neogen Viroxide Super to help fight the spread of covid 19 along with other industry-relevant viruses and bacteria,

“While it was primarily formulated for use in production, livestock, and companion animal facilities, as well as horticulture and aquaculture environments, it is also effective in helping protect the workers in those environments from the spread of diseases, such as COVID-19. Neogen Viroxide Super’s powder formulation makes it very easy to transport, and its ingredients make it a good choice for a variety of applications,” said John Adent, Neogen’s President and CEO.