Phoenix -- With ever increasing interest internationally in organic agriculture, BioNovelus’ (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) booth at Agritrade Expo and Conference which took place March 23 and 24 in Guatemala commanded a lot of attention during the two-day fair.
BioNovelus CEO and President, Jean Ekobo, who led the company’s Central American delegation, was not surprised that interest in the company’s new organic sanitizer, CR-10 Disinfectant, was very high.
“After many months of research and testing, we chose Agritrade as the place to debut our new green disinfectant,” said Ekobo. “This is an exciting offspring of our organic CR-10 Biofungicide, already known for killing bacteria, fungi and spores rapidly, safely and effectively.”
This new green product, CR-10 Disinfectant, opens up a brand new market to BioNovelus. Management believes it is the solution to the growing demand for an organic sanitizer for postharvest agriculture.
Ekobo reports that CR-10 Disinfectant received a lot of interest from organic food providers at the Agritrade Expo. Potential customers included coffee producers, where CR-10 Biofungicide is still in the testing process, and interest came from other types of food producers — most of them shipping their produce to the US — including bananas, mangoes, baby carrots, baby zucchinis, tomatoes, green beans, and others.
In the wake of the recent foodborne diseases affecting companies such as Chipotle, Starbucks and Costco, food security has become a crucial priority both for the producers and food distributors.
Research has shown that CR-10 Disinfectant kills bacteria and viruses on contact, including E. coli, Salmonella, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), Campylobacter, Norwalk virus (Norovirus), and others [Source: Dr. M. Oulé, Ph.D. – University of Saint Boniface, Canada] Management believes that it is safer, easier, and more effective to kill these sources of foodborne poisoning with BioNovelus’ food sanitizer than for food producers to use toxic chemicals such as bleach, alcohol, or quaternary ammonium based products.
Because CR-10 Disinfectant is organic, non-toxic, 100 percent biodegradable, and has a longer efficacy life span protection effect [Source: Dr. M. Oulé, Ph.D. – University of Saint Boniface, Canada], the company believes it is a real gamechanger in the food biosecurity space.