Neogen's NeoKlor receives OMRI certification for water disinfection

May 12, 2020

NeoKlor Water Treatment
CONTACTS: Katlyn Connelly, Neogen,
Jesse McCoy, Neogen,
800.621.8829 (U.S./Canada) or 859.254.1221

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 12, 2020 — Neogen announced today that its AquaPrime® NeoKlor has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), and the institute determined that Neogen’s water disinfectant is in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program, with usage restrictions.

AquaPrime NeoKlor is a 7.5% sodium chlorite solution that is EPA-approved for usage in drinking water for livestock and potable water disinfection. AquaPrime NeoKlor can be used in combination with a chlorine dioxide generator to disinfect the drinking water of poultry, swine, cattle and other livestock operations. The product can also be used to disinfect food plant process, poultry process and industrial cooling water, and for clean-in-place water disinfection and wastewater systems.

“This important OMRI certification for NeoKlor demonstrates Neogen’s continuing commitment to the long-term sustainability of the industries we serve, our customers, and the needs of our downstream consumers throughout the global markets that we serve,” said Neogen’s Jesse McCoy, a Certified Water Specialist.

AquaPrime NeoKlor is part of Neogen’s Water Treatment Program. AquaPrime Activator and AquaPrime Trigger are used with AquaPrime NeoKlor to generate chlorine dioxide to disinfect animal drinking water. AquaPrime Trigger is a strong acid blend that can also be used alone to adjust the pH of animal drinking water, in addition to activating AquaPrime NeoKlor. AquaPrime Peraside™ 15 is a 15% peroxyacetic acid-based product that is EPA-approved to clean and treat poultry and livestock drinking water lines. For more information on Neogen’s other water treatment products, contact Neogen at 800.621.8829 (U.S./Canada) or 859.254.1221, or visit

Neogen offers a broad range of cleaners and animal disinfectant products that are formulated to provide the highest quality chemistries and broadest efficacy for use in all types of animal care premises, ranging from production livestock rearing to companion animal veterinary clinics.

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.