NEOGEN Launches Prozap Protectus Pour-On Insecticide - IGR - Quality Assurance & Food Safety

2022-06-18 21:41:17 By : Ms. Chris Lu

The company said the unique combination of active ingredients provides beef producers a triple-action option for insect control.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — NEOGEN Corp. announced that it has added a new product to its Prozap insect control line.

Prozap Protectus Pour-On Insecticide – IGR is a ready-to-use triple-active formula for use on beef cattle and calves that kills chewing and sucking lice, horn flies, stable flies, horse and deer flies. The product is formulated with a unique combination of active ingredients, including an insect growth regulator (IGR), adulticide and a synergist, which provides cattle with relief from infestations and kills louse eggs before they hatch, providing season-long control of lice in one application.

The formula, which contains 3% diflubenzuron, 2.5% piperonyl butoxide and .5% lambda-cyhalothrin, is applied along the back of the animal being treated utilizing a graduated applicator gun.

"We are incredibly excited to offer this new, premium insect control product to producers," said Elizabeth Wonsowski, NEOGEN's ruminant product marketing manager. "The formulation of the new Prozap Protectus Pour-On product provides beef cattle producers with a unique option compared to existing products currently on the market and will help minimize cattle handling, time and labor costs associated with treatment."

Tim Husen, Chris Gigley and Kristen Oakley start new positions within Syngenta.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Syngenta is pleased to announce the appointment of a new technical services manager, marketing communications lead and market manager within its Professional Pest Management (PPM) business. With years of relevant industry and professional experience, these individuals will help foster the Syngenta mission of a life uninterrupted by pests. 

Tim Husen has been named the newest PPM technical services manager covering Midwest and Northeast territories. He will support the Syngenta distribution network and customers, as well as provide technical support and training to the PPM sales and marketing teams. He will also work closely with universities and industry consultants to develop technical protocols for trial work.

A long-time veteran of the pest management industry, Husen most recently served as a technical services representative for another manufacturer. He has also held positions as a manager of technical service at Rollins and a technical training and quality control manager at Waltham Pest Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology, as well as a Master of Science and doctorate in entomology, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

“We’re thrilled Tim has joined our technical services team,” said Mark Coffelt, head of technical services for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America. “His industry knowledge and commitment to solving tough pest problems will be essential in providing our customers with outstanding technical support.” 

Chris Gigley joins Syngenta as the new marketing communications lead for PPM, bringing 25 years of marketing and communications experience to the role. He will oversee all marketing and communications efforts for the business, playing a key role in developing communications strategies for Syngenta products and programs. 

Gigley holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University, along with several certifications in social media marketing. He most recently served as marketing manager for Thermaco, Inc., and previously led marketing and communication teams at OT Sports.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris to our PPM team,” said Marshall Gaster, head of marketing for PPM at Syngenta. “Given his strong background in communications and marketing, he will be well-suited for helping us tell our story and connect with customers.”

Kristen Oakley has been promoted to market manager for PPM at Syngenta. In her new role, she will be responsible for strategic forecasting, pricing and promotion of the Syngenta pest management portfolio. 

Oakley joined Syngenta in 2009, serving in a variety of roles before transitioning to PPM in 2013 as the marketing communications lead. In this role, Oakley used her expertise to oversee many successful communications efforts for Syngenta products and programs, including Demand CS insecticide, the PestPartners 365 Program and Tandem insecticide. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University. 

“Kristen has been a fundamental part of our PPM marketing team, helping to expand and grow our Syngenta solutions with her creativity and thought leadership,” said Dave Ravel, head of sales for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America. “We’re excited for her next journey on the PPM team and the innovative approaches she will bring."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hosting a webinar on April 13, 2022, at 2 p.m., on the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan that the agency released in early December 2021.

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hosting a webinar on April 13, 2022, at 2 p.m. on the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan that the agency released in early December 2021.

Deputy FDA Commissioner Frank Yiannas and FDA experts across the agency’s human foods program will be available to explain and answer questions about the plan with the goal of raising awareness, enhancing understanding, and building support.

This response improvement plan focuses on tech-enabled product traceback, root cause investigations, analysis and dissemination of outbreak data, and operational improvements. It is intended to work in concert with FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, which outlines specific approaches the FDA will take over the next decade to address food safety in the rapidly changing food system.

The plan was also informed by an independent review of the FDA’s structural and functional capacity to support, participate in or lead multistate foodborne illness outbreak investigation activities. You will hear more about that review in this webinar.

Registration is required. There will be an opportunity to ask questions in advance on the registration form.

The company announced the appointments of Anne Bigalke as vice president of strategic development and Barbara Grayes as vice president of new sales.

OAKDALE, Minn. — QualiTru Sampling Systems, which focuses on the science of aseptic and representative sampling equipment for the food and dairy industries, announced that Anne Bigalke has been promoted to vice president of strategic development as the company continues strengthening its impact in food quality and safety. 

"Anne has played a pivotal role in QualiTru's systems becoming the most trusted method for gathering aseptic and representative milk testing samples for thousands of large dairy farms, haulers and food processing plants across the world," said Ian Davis, CEO. "In her new position, she will help QualiTru continue transforming toward even greater growth and market expansion."

Barbara Grayes, who has more than three decades of sales experience in the dairy, food processing, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial industries, is also joining the company as its new vice president of sales.

"A respected and well-known industry professional, Barbara will play a critical role in helping our customers address the many demands of the rapidly evolving food and dairy production environment," Davis said.

According to Davis, QualiTru has been investing in new markets, technologies, partnerships and employees to help the dairy and liquid food industry produce the safest and best quality food. The company has increasingly partnered with universities to research sampling best practices and conducted field case studies to enable farmers and quality professionals to obtain the most accurate and representative process data. Its website emphasizes science-backed solutions, providing invaluable resources for dairy and liquid food industry customers.

"Food producers face extraordinary challenges, ranging from increased automation to exports, sustainability investments, volatile pricing and extended shelf-life requirements," he said. "QualiTru plays an increasingly important role in partnership with these companies, advancing in-process data collection to help them achieve more consistent product quality and availability."

USDA study aims to facilitate traceability during foodborne outbreak investigations and more news from the week.

Global Food Traceability Market Size to Hit $35.48 Billion by 2029 The study, which is from Polaris Market Research, predicts a 9% compound annual growth rate over the next five years in the traceability market.

The findings from scientists at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) at Clay Center, Neb., equip outbreak investigators with information on specific elements of the bacterium's DNA that can narrow where to look for the outbreak source.

Opening Keynote Session Announced for Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum's Global Summit on June 20-23 will feature an opening session from Dame Ellen MacArthur from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and James Quincey, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola.

3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced Named 2022 Edison Award Finalist The 2022 Edison Awards will be held April 20-22 in Fort Myers, Fla.