U.S – Neogen Corporation has announced that its complete chlorine dioxide water treatment system has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), and determined that it is in compliance with the Canadian Organic Regime regulations, with usage restrictions.

With the OMRI’s new listing of AquaPrime NeoKlor and AquaPrime Activator, Neogen can offer a complete chlorine dioxide treatment option to organic livestock producers in Canada.

“These new OMRI listings demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest quality solutions for our customers around the world. Now our Canadian customers have access to a water treatment solution that enables certified organic products, allowing them to  keep up with changing demand at the consumer level while creating a sustainable future for their operations,” said Jesse McCoy, a Certified Water Specialist, Neogen.

OMRI verifies input products intended for use in organic production. By focusing exclusively on inputs, it provides essential expertise to support the organic certification process.

On average 10-15% of the applications that OMRI receives do not make it through the process, either because the application is withdrawn by the applicant, or the product is determined to be prohibited.

AquaPrime NeoKlor and Activator are parts of Neogen’s Water Treatment Program. AquaPrime NeoKlor is a 7.5% sodium chlorite solution that controls taste and odor in drinking water for livestock. AquaPrime NeoKlor can be used to treat the drinking water of poultry, swine, cattle, and other livestock operations.

AquaPrime Activator is a proprietary blend of mineral and organic acids that is specifically formulated for use with all AquaPrime branded chemistries from Neogen.

In addition to its activation properties when combined with AquaPrime NeoKlor, AquaPrime Activator also improves the taste and odor of drinking water as a stand-alone pH adjuster. The activator is supplied as a concentrated liquid that is green-colored for easy indication when present in injection system

Neogen develops and markets comprehensive solutions dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s food safety segment markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns.

Neogen’s Animal Safety segment is a leader in the development of genomic solutions along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments and disinfectants, as well as rodent and insect control solutions.

Neogen renews sponsorship agreement

The company has also announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the National FFA that will support the organization’s 2022 Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) Grants.

Under the terms of the agreement, NEOGEN will donate US$2 to the National FFA Foundation for each bottle of Prozap StandGuard Pour-on horn fly and lice control solution that is sold from October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, up to a total of US$250,000.

StandGuard Pour-on is a powerful, low-dose, and easy-to-use treatment that provides season-long lice control for beef cattle with one application.

“We are happy to continue our long-term support of the National FFA and their mission to develop the future leaders and educators of the agricultural industry. We are pleased to be able to help fund US$1,000 grants for students to begin or expand upon their supervised agricultural experiences as they explore the many facets of the industry,” said John Adent, NEOGEN’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Molly Ball, President of the National FFA Foundation and Chief Marketing Officer of the National FFA Organization expressed her excitement on having Neogen support the development of young people in agriculture

“Their contribution to our SAE Grants will help to ensure the growth of our next generation of leaders,” she said.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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