BioSafe Systems to Exhibit at The Poultry Federation’s Live Production Symposium in August

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – BioSafe will be exhibiting at The Poultry Federation’s Live Production Symposium on August 1-2, 2017 in Rogers, Arkansas.

The booth will be manned by seasoned staff Technical Sales Representative, Michael Applewhite and Regional Sales Manager, Dean Allen.  As experts in their fields these two know all the ins and outs of the animal health market.

BioSafe is one of the largest manufacturers of peroxyacetic acid (PAA) in North America providing sustainable disease control products to the Agriculture, Horticulture, Post-Harvest/Food Safety, Meat and Poultry, Aquatics, Home & Garden, Turf, and Commercial/Industrial Sanitation industries.

Dean Allen, Regional Sales Manager                                          Michael Applewhite, Technical Service Representative

318-510-8046                                                                                  256-677-2802

dallen@biosafesystems.com                                                        mapplewhite@biosafesystems.com

 

For questions about this press release please call 888-273-3088

BioSafe Partners with Other Industry Leaders and NIOSH in Discussions Regarding Peracetic Acid (PAA)

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – BioSafe Systems, a member of the Peroxy Compounds Task Force (PCTF) – Peracetic Acid Group which consists of PAA manufacturers, along with the National Chicken Council and Aseptic and the Antimicrobial Processing and Packaging Association (AAPPA) is working in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on setting a new proposed Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) value for airborne peroxyacetic acid in various commercial operations.

BioSafe Systems and most other members of the PCTF – Peracetic Acid Group believe the peracetic acid (IDLH) value proposed by NIOSH is overly conservative and not based upon sound science. The PCTF is working with NIOSH to increase the proposed (IDLH) value by providing relevant data and information.

The current NIOSH proposal would increase cost and add inconvenience for hatcheries, farms and plants using peracetic acid. PAA atmospheric monitors will likely be required and results tracked in addition to added Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Affected industries include poultry, beef, swine and vegetable processing, aseptic packaging operations, hospitals and commercial disinfection operations.

BioSafe is concerned about worker safety and we are working with the meat and poultry industry to minimize potential exposure to employees and USDA inspectors, and with NIOSH to set an IDLH value based on scientifically supported data.

 

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BioSafe Systems to Excited to See Push for Sustainability in Poultry Industry

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – As the focus grows stronger on companies proposing more sustainable methods of poultry production, those already in the business gear up for the change.  With numerous EPA-registered and Organic-certified products BioSafe Systems is a leader in providing green and sustainable solutions that work. ‘Simply Sustainable. Always Effective.’ is not just our tagline—it’s the foundation on which the company is built.

Our goal is to help growers and producers establish programs that are cost effective and successful, but also sustainable for the environment and the farm.  This belief in a “farm-to-fork” approach pushes us to be on the forefront of innovation and to provide safe and effective products for every step of the process.

BioSafe is one of the largest manufacturers of peracetic acid (PAA) in North America providing sustainable disease control products to customers within the animal health, meat/poultry processing and egg industries.

Russell Owings, VP of Food Safety

540-256-8426

rowings@biosafesystems.com

 

Michael Applewhite, Technical Service Representative

256-677-2802

mapplewhite@biosafesystems.com

 

Dean Allen, Regional Sales Manager

318-510-8046

dallen@biosafesystems.com

 

For questions about this press release please call 888-273-3088

The U.S. is Unprepared for an Avian Influenza Outbreak

Published with permission by Poultry Times.  Originally posted on May 16, 2017.

The U.S. poultry industry is not prepared for an avian influenza outbreak, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

One of the problems is that the federal government relies heavily on volunteer efforts to provide biosecurity measures. However, according to the report, the USDA is coming up with two major initiatives to encourage biosecurity improvements.

Another issue addressed is in the production of influenza vaccine for humans. The creation of the vaccines depends on chicken eggs and the Department of Health and Human Services is working on reducing that need of poultry products.

All this is not to say that the USDA is not working hard in response to avian influenza. Surveillance, mass depopulation, disposal and continuity of business are some of the responsibilities the agency handles in response to avian influenza.

However the corrective actions against the disease, such as the ones used in 2014 and 2016, have not been evaluated for their effectiveness, and no plans are in place for future actions to be studied.

However, the corrective actions used against the disease, such as the plans used in 2014 and 2016, the agency created corrective actions against the disease, but these plans have not been evaluated to see how effective they are [sic].

Though the virus has been quiet in the U.S. for several weeks now, it has made a recent resurgent in the U.K. and a deadly zoonotic-strain has been ongoing in China, already killing more than 2,000 people. The summer heat helps combats the disease, but there is no guarantee that it will not return. Three states were reported to have the virus in the hot summer month of July last year.