BioSafe Systems Participates in Foodshare’s Turkey and a Thirty Drive

Every year, BioSafe Systems participates in Foodshare’s Turkey and a Thirty drive to help provide traditional Thanksgiving meals and year-round support to local families in need.

“As a Connecticut based company, we are always looking for ways we can give back to our community,” says Jonah Dorsey, Marketing Coordinator for BioSafe. “Unfortunately, hunger is a reality for thousands of CT residents. By working with Foodshare, we believe we can help solve this issue”.

In the several years BioSafe Systems has participated in this event, the company has raised money and collected turkeys in a variety of ways. “Every year we have been trying to find new ways in which we can increase the amount of donations we collect,” Dorsey says. “We have organized social media campaigns, had company-wide donation contests and organized events.”

This year, BioSafe looked to generate more community involvement. In addition to the donations raised by its employees, the company looked to their neighbors at Founders Plaza for help. All in all, over $5,000 was raised and 27 turkeys were collected. Donations are still being collected through the holiday season on site.foodshare.org/biosafesystems.

“It’s easy to take for granted how lucky some of us are,” Tammy Raymond, Brand Manager for BioSafe Systems adds. “Hunger is a reality for many people in our community. It is important that those who are able give back. Any donation, no matter the amount, makes a real difference in someone’s life.”

For the past 36 years, Foodshare has been effective in their approach to tackling hunger. For every $50 generated, the nonprofit can provide 125 meals. Additionally, every $14 provides a turkey to a family during the holiday season.

BioSafe’s participation in a Turkey and Thirty has generated hundreds of turkeys and tens of thousands of dollars. Each year the company looks for new ways in which it can get more involved. “BioSafe Systems is in the business of creating value in the food chain,” Rob Larose, President and CEO of BioSafe Systems adds. “It is only fitting that we find a way to give back. We need to support those have supported us in years prior.”

BioSafe Systems Introduces New PAA Production for Poultry Processing

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is introducing a new type of peroxyacetic acid production to the poultry market.  Trademarked as OxyFusion this on-demand system can produce peroxyacetic acid with a neutral, caustic, or acidic pH values to help provide innovative solutions for poultry interventions. Unlike traditional PAA use, this proprietary system eliminates off-gas odors and corrosivity concerns.

OxyFusion can produce PAA for multiple injections points simultaneously while complete cloud data recording monitors functions 24-7 and alerts users of changes to ppm or pH levels. The system’s data collection is easily accessible via smart phone app, user computers, and directly through a screen installed in the structure.

OxyFusion technology is compliant with FDA FCN 1501 and 1554 for poultry carcasses, parts, organs and for all meat, poultry, and fish intervention applications up to 2,000 ppm of PAA. “This new technology is a perfect complement to our existing line of PAA product solutions,” states Rob Larose, CEO of BioSafe Systems.

 

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

BioSafe Systems Introduces New Technology for PAA Monitoring in Poultry Processing

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – BioSafe Systems announces new technology to monitor PAA concentrations in water used for poultry processing chiller applications. The BioChambersystem is designed for real-time monitoring of chiller process waters where high pH levels and high levels of fats, oils, and greases would typically damage standard probe technology.

The BioChamberis designed to read ppm levels in chiller process water and communicate with the pump controller to maintain desired levels of intervention chemistry. This system allows the chiller to automatically increase or decrease the amount of PAA being introduced, regardless of pH levels, while transmitting all data to a cloud-based data system for 24-hour monitoring and reporting.

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

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BioSafe Systems Hires Director of Food Safety

East Hartford, CT – BioSafe Systems recently hired Kevin Watson, of Yuma, AZ, as Director of Food Safety for our agriculture market segment. With decades of experience in post-harvest/food safety, Kevin will be assisting growers and processors with sanitation issues and food safety plans from field to fork.

Kevin has 30 years’ experience in agriculture, is a certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor, FMS, PSA certified and an active member of the LGMA technical sub-committee and the Yuma Safe Produce Council. Prior to BioSafe, Kevin worked as the Raw Product Food Safety Manager for Fresh Express for 13 years. In that role, he managed a nationwide food safety team, as well as food safety operations in Mexico. During his time at Fresh Express, Kevin organized and carried out food safety symposiums, as well as training events with industry influencers, FDA and food safety professionals.

Kevin also has experience working for the USDA, both at the state and federal level. In this position, Kevin managed the first food safety pilot project in Sinaloa, Mexico and helped develop the first USDA food safety audit metric. Kevin says, “In my previous roles, I have been able to meet shippers, producers, governors and the president of Mexico to address issues related to food safety. In my new venture with BioSafe Systems, I feel I will be able to help resolve sanitation issues and make a difference in all food production.”

Outside of his professional food safety experience, Kevin has worked in field agriculture. BioSafe Systems’ California Area Manager, Jay Sughroue Ph.D., is excited to have Kevin join the team due to his “unique experience with on-the-farm, packing house and processing experience. His skill sets fit in well with our field-to-fork structure at BioSafe. Kevin will be able to add valuable input regarding food safety to growers and processors in all stages of the production process.”

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BioSafe Systems adds to Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (MPS) Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is pleased to announce the hire of Heidi Hudson as their new MPS Technical Sales Representative. Working from her home office in Texas, Heidi will be responsible for generating Animal Health distribution and sales opportunities in the South-Central region of the U.S.

Prior to joining BioSafe Systems, Heidi was employed as an account executive for Promo Gifts LLC where she worked to implement brand ambassadorship, customer loyalty programs, and marketing campaigns for different clients throughout the state of Texas. Having previously been a Texas FFA (Future Farmers of America) Officer and holding a degree Poultry Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Heidi comes to us with a versatile background in the animal-agriculture industry.

When not working, Heidi spends her free time volunteering in youth organizations, wood-working, reading, or in the outdoors with her husband Brian.

 

For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com

 

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BioSafe Systems adds to their Marketing Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is pleased to announce the hire of Jonah Dorsey as their new Marketing Coordinator. Based out of the Connecticut headquarters, Jonah’s main task will be helping the marketing and sales team provide effective messaging and content for their varied commercial and retail products.

“I have cultivated a fascination with agriculture and sustainability from my mom who has been a master gardener for years. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to work for a company that focuses on sustainability and the overall health of the environment,” he says.

Jonah received his bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing with a minor in Communications from Central Connecticut State University where he played two seasons of football and was president of an on-campus organization.

Prior to joining BioSafe Systems, Jonah worked in a variety of marketing and sales positions which makes him a valuable addition to the team.

For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com

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BioSafe Systems adds to their Home Office Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is pleased to announce the hire of Brittney Vail as their new Administrative Assistant. Based out of the Connecticut headquarters, Brittney’s main task will be assisting customers with questions regarding the company, their products, and ensuring all requests are handled by the appropriate departments. In addition to helping oversee day-to-day tasks, Brittney will be responsible for the content on the company’s commercial and retail sites.

Brittney graduated from the University of Hartford in 2015 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Professional & Rhetoric Writing.

Prior to joining BioSafe Systems, she held several internships with marketing and publishing companies where she edited articles and even published some of her own work. Her strong background in professional writing and customer service makes her an ideal addition.

For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com

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BioSafe Adds New Horticulture Technical Representative in Texas Area

Clint Medlen

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East Hartford, CT – BioSafe Systems has recently expanded its horticulture team with the addition of Clint Medlen. Clint joins BioSafe as the T&O and Horticulture Technical Representative for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Born and raised in Texas, Clint currently lives in Dallas.

A graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Clint holds a BS in agricultural development. His most recent work has been as an account manager for high-end residential landscape services at Southern Botanical. His strong background in turf grass management and integrated pest management will make him a true asset to the BioSafe team.

When asked about why he was drawn to BioSafe Systems, Clint says, “I have always wanted a career relating to agricultural chemicals and integrated pest management. I believe proper chemical and cultural practices can lead to a higher efficiency in the turf and ornamental industry and make us the leading company. I look forward to a long career here at BioSafe Systems.” When not working, Clint enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading and experiencing the simpler things in life.

If you would like to contact Clint, please call 469-410-2144 or email cmedlen@biosafesystems.com.

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BioSafe Adds Business Development Manager for Field Crops

Kurt Schwartau

East Hartford, CT—BioSafe Systems would like to announce a recent addition to its agriculture team, Kurt Schwartau. Kurt joins BioSafe as the North American Business Development Manager for Field Crops with a focus on the Rockies and Plains regions. A native of Minnesota, Kurt is based in Evergreen, CO, where he lives with his wife, Lynne.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kurt has extensive business experience in many segments and functions of crop protection and pest control, both in the United States and globally. His focus has been on developing markets and customers channels for novel, EPA-registered, microbial insect and disease control brands. He was most recently Head of Marketing and Sales at Phyllom BioProducts. He also previously worked at SipcamAdvan, AgraQuest (Bayer Biologics) and ISK Biosciences.

When not working or spending time with his wife and children, Kurt serves his community on the Timber Estates Metropolitan Tax District Board. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking and watching college football. About becoming a member of the BioSafe team, Kurt says, “Joining a customer-focused, passionate and entrepreneurial organization like BioSafe Systems was an easy choice.” His customer, business, and biological-product experience make him an excellent addition to our agricultural market segment.

If you would like to contact Kurt, please call 970-396-8825 or email kschwartau@biosafesystems.com.

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SaniDate®5.0 Canada Gets Updates to Label

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate®5.0 Canada has expanded its label to include new pathogen control claims, several new applications, and mold and mildew control. The 5% PAA product is now labeled as a viricidal against Human Influenza Virus (H1N1), Canine Distemper Virus, and Avian Influenza Virus (H9N2), as well as being a disinfectant against Salmonella, Listeria, Pseudomonas, and numerous other bacteria and fungi.

Among the new approved applications are:

  • Sanitizing casing or shell egg wash
  • Use in disinfecting foot baths, mats, and trays
  • Mold and mildew control on hard, non-porous surfaces
  • Foaming disinfection/cleaning

SaniDate®5.0 Canada previously had approved labeling for disinfection of food-contact surfaces, sanitizing conveyers for meat, poultry, and seafood, along with disinfection of poultry hatcheries and poultry holding areas (trucks, coops, crates, barns, kennels, and hutches).

For more information on SaniDate®5.0 Canada please contact us toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com and www.biosafesystems.ca.