Clarion Expands EPA Approval for Broad Uses in Agriculture

As part of an effort to achieve broader market penetration, Clarion recently completed the process of obtaining EPA registration for a significantly expanded set of use patterns. This marks the next step in a long commercialization process focused on expanding the approved set of uses of Aqueous iodine in the agriculture, livestock, industrial and waste management sectors.

Historically, Iodine has been limited to uses in the medical industry, primarily due to cost and dosing accuracy issues. However, Clarion’s iSAN delivery system addresses these limitations, making Iodine a viable alternative to chlorine in many applications.

The latest use patterns to be approved by the EPA include:

  • Agricultural Water Disinfection
  • Animal Drinking Water Disinfection
  • Animal Living Quarters & General Farm Premises Sanitation
  • Agricultural Equipment & Transport Vehicles Sanitation
  • Sanitizing of Food Grade Egg Shells
  • Sanitizing HVAC Units
  • Sanitizing Retort Cooling Water
  • Sanitizing Milking Equipment, Claw Systems & Teat Cups
  • Control of Odor in Agricultural, Industrial and Waste Applications

Clarion Obtains EPA Registration for Poultry Drinking Water Sanitation

EPA logoThe United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved Clarion’s aqueous iodine product, IoGreen Aqueous Iodine™ for sanitation of poultry drinking water. IoGreen is highly effective in killing pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa in water. IoGreen is supplied through Clarion’s patented iSAN™ delivery system that doses aqueous iodine into water systems at an accuracy of up to +/- 0.5PPM.

IoMax™, delivered via iSAN™ was initially developed in Australia and has already been approved by the Australian health authorities for a diverse set of use patterns in the food production and processing industries. In poultry drinking water applications specifically, field experience has shown a strong correlation between the use of IoGreen and improvements 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 IoGreen provides effective sanitation with full automation, data logging and remote monitoring capabilities.”

The active ingredient of IoGreen, free iodine, is well known for its efficacy as a broad spectrum biocide across a wide variety of industries and applications. Additionally, IoGreen provides supplementation to the animal diet with low levels of iodine residue.