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

BioSafeEAST 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 the Aseptic and 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.

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

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

BioSafeEAST 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

Louis E. Muench Receives High Honor

Louie MuenchLouis E. Muench, Louie’s Finer Meats, Cumberland, WI, recently received the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Award presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

The Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Award was established in 1970 to recognize agriculturalists who have made outstanding contributions to Wisconsin agriculture, to the state and to their communities. It is jointly administered by the University, the College and the student organizations in the College.

Since 1970, Louie’s Finer Meats, a family-owned and operated small-town business, has been providing their customers with outstanding service and quality, award winning products.

Read more here: http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=513&yr=2017

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Contact:
Louie Muench
Louie’s Finer Meats
P.O. Box 774
Cumberland, WI 54829
715-822-4728
www.louiesfinermeats.com

BioSafe Systems Welcomes Dean Allen to the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Team

BioSafeBioSafe Systems is proud to welcome Dean Allen to the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Team as Regional Sales Manager based in Shreveport, LA. Dean will be charged with increasing the market share and sales of BioSafe’s microbial intervention products, animal health sanitation products and food safety solutions. He will focus on developing lasting relationships with key decision makers and acquiring new customers.

Holding a degree in General Business and Business Administration from Cypress College, Dean has an impressive history in business and sales management; the Allen family owned and operated a Dale Carnegie Training franchise for several years which lead Dean to running his own business, AMA Employee Testing and Training. Dean’s experience in the specialty chemistry industry began with ChemStation where he held several sales management positions and then most recently with Zep, Inc. where he spent the last 5 years.

Dean’s unique background in sales and food safety chemistries will be an invaluable asset to BioSafe’s current and expanding client base.

“As a sales leader in the food safety industry, I have always been concerned and passionate about how our food travels from farm to plate and protecting our customer’s brand while at the same time producing the safest food possible for the everyday consumer. I am looking forward to having a long and prosperous career with BioSafe Systems.”

AAMP to Launch Redesigned Website

web-developmentOver the next several months, AAMP will be working with a web development company to redesign the current www.aamp.com site.

AAMP will be working with Pennsylvania-based design company Mile 6 to create a modern, visual and exciting new look to the website. In addition, the site will be optimized to allow for easy viewing on tablet and smartphone devices.

“The new website will be responsive and mobile-friendly, and include clearer ways of finding information and intuitive use of sub-menus, says AAMP Executive Director Chris Young.

It will also include calls to action encouraging visitors to join, and will make it clear which resources are free to view and which are for members, to highlight the benefits of joining AAMP, added Young.

An important function of AAMP’s website is the ability to gain access to the exclusive information on the member-only side of the site. With the redesign, the information will be laid out in a more accessible and easy-to-read format. Members will also be able to connect with each other easily with a newly enhanced directory.

Diana Dietz, AAMP’s communications manager, hopes the new website will allow AAMP to form better connections with the association’s members.

“We are long overdue for a redesign that reflects the work we do day-to-day,” she says. “AAMP exists to support small and very small meat processing plants so that they may prosper. Our key objective for the new site is to encourage our members to feel a strong bond with us as the organization representing and championing them.”

The new site is expected to launch sometime in the fall.

AAMP would like to thank the following members for their assistance in providing recommendations for the new site.

Website Redesign Committee

  • Dianne Handsaker, Illinois Association of Meat Processors (Pearl City, IL)
  • Chad Lottman, C&C Processing Inc. (Diller, NE)
  • Rick Reams, RJ’s Meats (Hudson, WI)