Neogen Corporation has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved additional virucide claims to its Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant. These label claims specify that Neogen Viroxide Super kills viruses on hard non-porous surfaces that cause avian influenza A, bovine viral diarrhea, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and African swine fever. In Canada, Health Canada has also approved additional kill claims on non-porous surfaces for viruses that may cause ASF and porcine epidemic diarrhea.
Neogen Viroxide Super is a peroxygen-based powder disinfectant that offers rapid, broad-spectrum disinfection when used as part of a comprehensive biosecurity program. Neogen Viroxide Super can be used to disinfect animal housing and equipment, boot baths, vehicles and other hard, non-porous surfaces.
"These additional virucidal claims against further solidify the trustworthiness and reliability of the Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant within production animal marketplaces, especially as we are seeing ongoing avian influenza outbreaks," said John Adent, Neogen's president and CEO. "Those working in production animal facilities, as well as in companion animal spaces, horticulture and aquaculture environments, can be confident they can prevent the spread of disease and keep the people and animals they care for safe and healthy."
These new kill claims for bacteria and viruses on non-porous surfaces include:
United States EPA-accepted and approved:
- Salmonella Typhimurium
- Escherichia coli
- Avian influenza A
- Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis
- Avian Infectious Bursal Disease
- Avian Infectious Bronchitis
- Newcastle Disease
Canada, Health Canada accepted and approved:
Neogen Viroxide Super's active ingredients are potassium peroxymonosulfate and sodium chloride, which have been proven effective against multiple industry-relevant bacteria and viruses, including Staphylococcus aureus and canine parvovirus. The product is efficacious in hard water, and its preparation is simplified by a color change to green, which indicates it is ready to use. In addition to Neogen Viroxide Super, Neogen offers a comprehensive suite of cleaners and disinfectants for a wide variety of biosecurity applications.
Neogen's biosecurity products include sanitizers, apparel, cleaners and disinfectants, which were primarily developed for use in Neogen's agricultural markets, but many prove useful in stopping the spread of disease, wherever it exists.