John Adent, CEO and President
“You are what you eat.” This proverbial saying holds true for every human, throughout the world, irrespective of the era he is born in. In these trying times of the global pandemic, COVID-19, it becomes especially important to keep the safety of one’s food intake under minute observation. Whether it is the frequent use of sanitizers by people or thoroughly disinfecting food products, the world is paying special attention to its health.
To assist the globe in the domain of food safety, NEOGEN has carved a niche for itself. Founded in 1982, the corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect food borne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns.
Its solutions can be found at every link in the food chain. NEOGEN’s comprehensive suite of bio security products includes sanitizers, apparel, cleaners and disinfectants. These were primarily developed for use in NEOGEN’s agricultural markets. However, these products are even more valuable today, to curb the global pandemic.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved of two additional disinfectants offered by the company that can be used in the fight against the novel corona virus that causes COVID-19. The two products are Synergize and COMPANION.
Synergize is a multi-purpose disinfectant with a quaternary ammonium/glutaraldehyde combination active chemistry, with intended uses that include animal production housing facilities, transportation equipment, and hatcheries.
Whereas COMPANION is a cleaner-disinfectant with unique chemistry intended for uses that include veterinary practices, animal care facilities, and animal laboratories. COMPANION is effective against other viruses including Canine Parvovirus and Feline Calicivirus.
In addition to such life-saving products NEOGEN also knows how to use technology to suit its clients' needs. For instance, one of the many tech-savvy instruments, it has developed is, AccuPoint Advanced HC Reader. This system quickly measures the level of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on a surface to determine its cleanliness and provides quantitative, pass/fail results. Its Data Manager software has been developed based on customer and CDC recommendations to provide the best and easiest reporting options. It also has an effective and unique sampler design to accurately detect and recover ATP from high touch surfaces.
The team at NEOGEN does not stop here. It has a multitude of food safety products in a variety of food genres. It is committed to providing solutions and support to the ranchers, farmers and producers who work untiringly to supply food, regardless of the weather and times. It provides solutions to food manufacturers ensuring that allergens, harmful toxins and bacteria stay away from the food supply.
Another prominent service provided by NEOGEN is in the domain of Animal Safety. The company’s Animal Safety Division markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants and rodenticides. It develops a long range of products for almost every domain of animal safety that one can think of. These products include general barn tools, injectables, livestock prods, syringes, stomach pumps and more.
The team at NEOGEN believes that its customers are its partners. It believes that providing a product or service is only a part of the journey, to see customers to their goals with dedicated customer service and training. The sales and technical experts in the company make it a point to be accessible and communicative with them.
With NEOGEN, if a solution is not already available for a customer’s new project or venture, the dedicated team works tenaciously to find a solution that will make their job easier, thus innovating the entire industry.