Wednesday, 15 June 2016

EPA Approval Of IoMax For Feedwater Expands Biolargo's Robust Solutions For Poultry Industry

Link Here: On May 24, 2016 BioLargo, through its commercial partner Clarion Water, obtained EPA registration for the use of aqueous iodine in poultry applications. This registration for poultry marks a key milestone in the commercialization of a full suite of biosecurity solutions aimed at mitigating the risk of avian flu and other common pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella across all phases of the US food supply chain.
Poultry Is Big Business
USDA poultry production data from the Census of Agriculture reported 233,770 poultry farms in the United States in 2012. In 2014, the U.S. poultry industry produced 8.54 billion broilers, 99.8 billion eggs, and 238 million turkeys. The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2014 was $48.3 billion, up 9 percent from $44.4 billion in 2013.
Bird Flu And Salmonella Are Priority Problems For Poultry Industry
Bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), is a virus that can be financially devastating to poultry farmers because once an infection is confirmed at a farm, all surviving birds on the property are typically killed very quickly to prevent it from spreading. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus was found at a farm in northwest Iowa’s Osceola County where up to 5.3 million hens had to be destroyed in a state that produces one in every five eggs consumed in the country. The virus, which doomed nearly 7.8 million turkeys and chickens since March 2015, has hit seven other mid-western states.
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say the virus could be a problem for several years to come. The USDA’s chief veterinary officer, Dr. John Clifford, also said last week that while new cases should drop to close to zero once the weather warms up and kills off the virus, there is very likely to be a resurgence this fall when the wild waterfowl, that are natural carriers of avian influenza, fly south for the winter.
Salmonella and E. coli are also common threats to poultry that can be transmitted to people. The CDC claims Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) as a major disease, globally estimated to cause 93 million enteric infections and 155,000 diarrheal deaths each year. While poultry is not the largest cause of Salmonella infections, it is nonetheless a significant issue with consumers and well-known fast-food companies such as Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), which has been the focus of food safety articles for several months now. Chipotle has been plagued by outbreaks of Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria that have cost Chipotle shareholders billions of dollars in losses. There have also been recent cases of recalls due to Salmonella involving Foster Farms, which provided chicken sold to Costco (NASDAQ: COST), Kroger (NYSE: KR), FoodMaxx, and Safeway Stores.
Antibiotics and Poultry
In 1940, antibiotics were found to promote animal growth and increase yields thereby increasing profits for poultry farmers. They also were found to provide a layer of protection against disease. As would be expected, antibiotics have been widely used with livestock until 2004 when the NIH published their findings suggesting that widespread overuse of antibiotics in poultry may be related to the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. Since 2004, consumers have been expressing their concern about the use of antibiotics in livestock and increasing their demand for antibiotic-free poultry.
Many large poultry producers and restaurant chains are responding to shifting consumer demands and are now providing antibiotic-free poultry. This trend is also spreading to the beef and pork industries where the use of antibiotics has been heavy. Leading the shift to antibiotic free chicken are Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), YUM Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA), Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, (NASDAQ: PPC), and McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD).
Absence of Antibiotics Requires New Lines of Defense To Protect Against Bird FluSalmonella and Pathogens
Antibiotics may not be effective against viruses, but their elimination from poultry increases the need for multiple lines of defense to create a clean, safe and healthy environment for poultry to avoid bird flu, Salmonella and other common diseases.
Birds contaminate their environment by defecating anywhere they happen to be. Diseases are commonly carried in their feces and urine and can quickly spread throughout their environment and their drinking water. Poultry farms typically process large populations of birds in crowded spaces that tend to create an environment conducive for disease transmission. Clearly, with the growing absence of antibiotics, some form of protection against microbial diseases is needed.
Safe And Effective Disease Control For Poultry Farms By Applying The Earth’s Natural Iodine Cleansing Cycle
Kenneth Code, Chief Scientific Officer of BioLargo, Inc., (BLGO) explains, “The all-natural iodine cycle is part of the natural ocean water cycles and it is well understood. The ocean stores up iodine in the form of an iodate, and microscopic sea life and plants use it in their metabolism. They release gases like methyl iodide and ethyl iodide that rise from the ocean into the high atmosphere, ionosphere, where the iodides are oxidized by UV light generating iodine [I2]. These energized forms of iodine then come on shore in the rain, and fall onto the land and as they come into contact vegetation they react to form iodides and iodates. The land drains to the river, the river to the ocean, and so it goes in a cycle. The Iodine Cycle is simply an elegant cleansing system for our earth and it is a critical cycle to maintain microbial balance in nature while, at the same time, iodine supports life as an essential nutrient.”
BioLargo’s New Suite of Safe Iodine Solutions For Protecting Poultry From Bird FluSalmonella and Pathogens
Over the past ten years, BioLargo has developed patented technologies that greatly increase iodine’s already powerful disinfection property while at the same time making it safe for humans, animals and plants. BioLargo’s iodine-based antimicrobial solutions are new considerations for multiple lines of defense against bird flu, salmonella, E. coliand other pathogens by protecting drinking water, bedding, and air.
iSan and IoMax For Drinking Water
Clarion Water announced, “IoMax™ is highly effective in killing pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and potentially protozoa in water.” “IoMax™ is supplied through Clarion’s patented iSAN™ delivery system that doses aqueous iodine into water systems at an accuracy of up to +/- 0.5PPM.”
Clarion’s announcement continued, “In poultry drinking water applications specifically, field experience has shown a strong correlation between the use of IoMax™ and improvements in animal gut health, growth rates and mortality rates. As the marketplace continues to move toward a preference for all-natural, antibiotic-free poultry products, control of pathogens increases in importance. Although Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. are the predominant pathogens associated with poultry, other pathogens also occur, including Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli 0157 and Listeria.”
“Effective and measurable control of pathogens in poultry operations is a priority for growers looking to protect their yields, especially in antibiotic-free lines,” said Tom Bercaw, President of Clarion Water. “Use of an iSAN™ system to deliver metered IoMax™ provides effective sanitation with full automation, data logging and remote monitoring capabilities. The active ingredient of IoMax™, free iodine, is well known for its efficacy as a broad spectrum biocide across a wide variety of industries and applications. Additionally, IoMax™ provides supplementation to the animal diet with low levels of iodine residue. Beyond poultry, Clarion expects to be working with the EPA to approve expanded use of IoMax and iSan for drinking water for all livestock, and for produce wash post-harvest.”
CupriDyne® Clean For Air
Responding to a great need for better industrial odor control, BioLargo recently initiated CupriDyne Clean trials with some of the largest companies and cities in the United States and the results have all been highly successful. After exhibiting CupriDyne Clean at “WasteExpo 2016”, the world’s largest waste management convention, BioLargo posted a blog on their company web site describing continued success. “In addition to the traction already gained with the largest companies in the industry, the WasteExpo show generated more than 20 new customer trial opportunities with national, regional and municipal operators, and we started discussions with more than 10 potential sales/distribution partners. We are busy ramping up to support the expanding demand for CupriDyne Clean.”
CupriDyne Clean instantly breaks down ammonia and hydrogen sulfide to eliminate odors associated with poultry, and it also cleans their living space with the all-natural iodine and helps serve as another line of defense against bird flu, salmonella and E. coli.
CupriDyne Clean is commonly applied through misting that is more likely to contact volatile organic compounds by delivering it through the air.
Odor No More Bedding
BioLargo’s Odor-No-More™ Super-Absorbent Animal Bedding Additive™ won the Editor’s Choice Award for bedding products after independent evaluation by the Horse Journal. Odor No More’s bedding product, with iodine, is ideal for poultry operations where keeping a clean environment is critical. This short video demonstrates the remarkable power of Odor No More. Product claims include extending bedding life and reducing bedding costs by up to 50%; odor elimination in minutes versus hours; cleans without adding excess moisture leading to safer and healthier bedding; and environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
TheAOS Filter Is A New Food Safety Solution To Disinfect Poultry Wash Water In Chill Tanks
Professor Lynn McMullen at the University of Alberta, Agri-Food Discovery Place is an expert in poultry and is working with the leading poultry companies in Canada. Professor McMullen evaluated the results of the AOS Filter and commented: “The AOS Filter technology could be highly efficient in solving food safety problems and may be applied to improve food quality with the potential to improve storage life. The potential applications of the BioLargo AOS filter in the food industry could be endless – from primary commodities to finished food products.”
She further explained: “At the foundation of the AOS Filter is its efficiency in generating a highly oxidative state. The data supports its potential to accomplish high-level disinfection that can be useful in multiple markets including food processing and agriculture production. Extremely high levels of performance [disinfection] were achieved during testing, and we are excited to expand the work with BioLargo to other applications targeting food safety concerns.”
The AOS Filter uses molecular iodine and proven carbon filtration in conjunction with low-current electricity. Depending on the application, the iodine could be added to the water as a nutrient or, if preferred, it can be removed in the treatment process to eliminate the delivery of residual iodine. BioLargo announced a joint project with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology to design and build a fully operational prototype that is sensor driven and computer operated which will be showcased to industry at the University of Alberta in August this year.
BioLargo’s suite of disruptive iodine-based products work hand in hand to help create a clean, safe and healthy environment for a variety of food production operations like poultry.
About BioLargo
BioLargo is a science and technology-company that has developed a portfolio of disruptive technologies to help keep people, animals, and our planet clean, safe, and healthy. The company is now launching CupriDyne Clean and EPA approved iSan System with IoMax and is preparing to launch its prototype of the breakthrough high impact, low cost AOS Filter for water treatment that will be showcased to industry at the University of Alberta currently scheduled for this summer. Additionally, the company is preparing to file its 510k FDA application for its novel wound care products in Q1 2017.
After almost a decade of R&D and high investor expectations, BioLargo now appears to be well positioned to experience meaningful sales growth beginning in late 2016 and early 2017.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.biolargo.com.

Friday, 10 June 2016

CupriDyne Clean a big success at WasteExpo 2016: BioLargo's subsidiary Odor No More continues to win customers in waste industry























WasteExpo 2016 will be remembered as a break-through moment in BioLargo's journey to commercial success. Its subsidiary Odor No More, Inc. introduced CupriDyne Clean to the multibillion dollar waste handling industry, featuring  unsurpassed odor control while remaining safe, gentle and affordable.  The industry response was simply awesome!  'Finally a product that actually works' is the most common response from industry. The company continues to win customers with its free trial program and unconditional guarantee of satisfaction.

Conference attendees embraced the company's messaging with its lovable characters that 'strike a chord' with industry members; "Murf" is the gas-masked industrial worker on the left (photo) geared up to face the challenge from the story's antagonist the "Stink", the big green stink monster that threatens all.  (MRF is a common industry term for Materials Recovery Facility- and industry members are sure to see the 'connection') The "Frustrated Neighbor" portrayed by the grandmother and of course, "Cooper" the story's hero- delivering CupriDyne Clean to save the day. It was fun and more importantly, a key step in introducing CupriDyne Clean to this massive industry.

Humble Beginnings and Industry Pull Launches a Winner
In early 2015, Dennis Calvert, the CEO of BioLargo, Inc., (BLGO) was asked to serve on the board of directors of CleantechOC, the leading trade association in Southern California serving the clean technology industry. Learning about BioLargo’s award-winning odor control products, an association member who also happens to be a key executive and leader involved in the waste handling industry explained his industry's need for industrial odor control products that work and how the current products offered in their industry fall short of the mark. He asked if BioLargo could deliver a better solution.
With technical proof of claims in hand, a few key customer accounts like the US Government, industry awards like Best of Show Superzoo award, the Horse Journal Product of the Year, Cat Fancy Product of the Year, and an exclusive supply agreement with the US Military, the company confidently accepted the challenge. BioLargo’s experts went to work refining the product and its various delivery systems and CupriDyne Clean trials with well-known waste management companies and municipalities were set in motion. Success followed and viola- CupriDyne Clean finds a huge market that loves what it can do for them!  

Joseph Provenzano, President of Odor No More commented about the show, "The response to CupriDyne Clean was awesome and far exceeded our already high expectations.  The need for a solution like ours is apparent and we are glad to serve this important industry." 

The waste handling industry is well aware of the systemic and persistent odors that are a natural by-product of decomposition associated with the waste industry. The constant struggle to serve their communities while they rein in the big green 'Stink' monster, and strive to take care of the neighbors is normal operating procedure in this critical industry.  CupriDyne Clean is a great tool to help them serve their communities and team members.


AJ Sexton, VP of Industrial Sales commented, “In addition to the traction already gained with the largest companies in the industry, the WasteExpo show generated more than 20 new customer trial opportunities with national, regional and municipal operators, and we started discussions with more than 10 potential sales/distribution partners. We are busy ramping up to support the expanding demand for CupriDyne Clean.”

Odor control is a top priority and Odor No More is on the job to serve-

Stand by for more information as CupriDyne Clean grows!

For sales related inquiries contact 
AJ Sexton
VP of Industrial Sales
949-643-9540 X 1 
aj@odornomore.com

#GoBioLargo

Odor No More is also pleased to announce its new membership in the National Waste & Recycling Association.



Monday, 6 June 2016

CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Control Products Introduced at WasteExpo 2016 June 7-9

Meet at Booth 4249 to demo award winning odor control and schedule a free trial at your facility

Santa Ana, CA, August 27, 2012 -- Odor-No-More, Inc., will exhibit its new industrial odor control products at WasteExpo 2016.  CupriDyne Clean (www.CupriDyne.com) is winning customers with its unsurpassed performance and free trial program.

Joseph Provenzano, President of Odor-No-More stated, “Leaders in the waste industry asked us to bring our award-winning technology to market to eliminate odors where other products simply fail to meet the performance mark. We are so confident that our CupriDyne Clean will outperform anything in the market that we are offering a free no-risk trial program to introduce our breakthrough product to industry, while supplies last. CupriDyne Clean breaks down hydrogen sulfide and other noxious odors eliminating them on contact. Industry is very interested and trials are being set up as fast as we can serve them.”

Waste Expo is the largest and most successful event in the waste, recycling and organic industry and is expected to draw more than 13,000 industry members from 80 countries. Odor-No-More will be at Booth 4249 in the Organics Pavilion, demonstrating CupriDyne Clean and scheduling customer trials.


About Odor-No-More, Inc.
Odor-No-More, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc., based in Santa Ana, California. Its odor control products have won a number of awards including; Best of Show Superzoo award, The HorseJournal Product of the Year, Cat Fancy and Pet Product News Product of theYear, as well as an exclusive supply agreement with the Department of Defense.  CupriDyne Clean is a non-staining and colorless blend of micronutrients with unsurpassed odor elimination. Available in various sizes for industrial uses, CupriDyne Clean oxidizes odorous compounds and is ideal for waste transfer stations, composting facilities, landfill operations, sewage plants and lift stations, food processing plants and animal enclosures. Dispensed through atomization systems, portable sprayers and water trucks, it is safe and effective on a host of surfaces including soils, metals, concrete and asphalt docks, floors, walls, feed and water receptacles, waste receptacles, tanks, bins, liners and dumpsters. The product is safe for human and animal contact when dispersed. CupriDyne Clean breaks down hydrogen sulfide and other noxious odors eliminating them on contact. This patented technology has proven to be effective against many odorous compounds including ammonia, sulfurs, fatty acids, mercaptans and other organic odors at very high concentrations.

For More information contact the company at 949-643-9540 x 1 or Sales@odornomore.com 

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