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  • New Wastewater Testing Service

    Nov 19, 2020
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     We are excited to announce that EnviroZyme® is now offering a new service: microbiological testing of wastewater! We provide complete analytics and expertise to diagnose and treat wastewater issues, such as:

    • Settling problems in a secondary clarifier
    • Shock or upset to the biomass
    • Foam in the basins

    To get started, contact our customer service team today by calling 1-800-232-2847 or fill out the online form!

  • EnviroZyme® Is Now FDA Registered for Human Food and Animal Feed Probiotic Fermentation

    Nov 16, 2020
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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted registration of EnviroZyme's new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, OH, for the fermentation of probiotics for human consumption in food, as well as additives for animal feed. 

    Since inception, EnviroZyme has voluntarily complied with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)—which are regulated by the FDA—ensuring every process is properly documented, designed, monitored, and controlled. Because the base manufacturing standards already in place at the facility were extremely high, the increased scrutiny accompanied by obtainment of FDA registration is yet another way to demonstrate commitment to quality, reliability, and safety.  

    “We already hold ourselves to the highest possible standards, so the procedures and quality management principles that guide us daily really haven’t changed.” said John Ross, Vice President of Sales. “We acquired this registration to further assure our customers and open doors to new business.”

    FDA registration means that EnviroZyme has implemented identification and effective prevention of potential hazards regarding the human food and animal feed products being made, as well as strict adherence to FDA guidelines for their fermentation, package, and shipment. The FDA will also be permitted to inspect the facility at the times and in the manner permitted by the FD&C Act.

    EnviroZyme has built one of the industry's most technologically advanced microbial manufacturing plants in the U.S., and in addition to FDA registration and cGMP compliance, it is also ISO 9001:2015 certified. Within it, exceptional team members who are committed to exceptional science serve as the cornerstones for success. 

  • EnviroZyme® Strives to Improve the Quality of State’s Water in H2Ohio Initiative

    Nov 11, 2020
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    EnviroZyme® announced its participation in H2Ohio, a broad-reaching water quality plan launched by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The initiative seeks targeted, long-lasting solutions to improve wastewater infrastructure, prevent lead contamination, and reduce algal blooms.

    EnviroZyme’s involvement centers on exploration of the effectiveness of specialized bacterial strains as a treatment for farm fields’ soil, manure, and compost to reduce phosphorus in runoff—a leading contributor to algal blooms—as well as collaboration with several cross-functional organizations. Key among these partners are Mark and Tyler Drewes, owners and operators of Drewes Farms, a large cash grain operation located in the southwest corner of Wood County near Hoytville. They are the fifth generation of their family to farm the land. 

    Grain bins at Drewes farms

    Drewes Farms

    “I am passionate about improving and expanding the current operation for the sixth and seventh generations,” said Mark Drewes. “I believe that development and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices is the single most important thing I can do for my children and their children.”

    Keith Kennedy, former VP of Research & Development for Betco and EnviroZyme, believes that keeping phosphorous in growers’ fields through microbiological amendment is both an environmentally and economically sustainable solution. This approach, he said, “Will decrease nutrient levels in runoff and reduce fertilizer costs. These mutually beneficial results will simultaneously meet H2Ohio and grower objectives and could be commercially deployed under current regulations.”

    Currently, Kennedy is conducting water, soil, and manure studies and screening biological treatment candidates. The laboratory work, slated for completion by April 2021, will inform a field test on Drewes Farms, while historical data regarding nutrient concentrations in the farm’s runoff will—sometime next year—aid in determination of the experiment’s success.

  • EnviroZyme® Is Now ISO 9001:2015 Certified!

    Jun 13, 2019

    ISO 9001-2015 Certified

    Recently, EnviroZyme® achieved our ISO 9001:2015 certification following an intensive registration process and audit. This momentous achievement is a direct reflection of our relentless commitment to our customers in providing them with biological products and services of the highest possible quality, reliability, and safety.

    What is ISO?

    ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. It is an independent, non-governmental organization that develops and publishes “voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.”

    ISO 9001 is the world’s most well-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size. While all ISO standards aim to ensure the safety, reliability, and quality of products and services provided—enhancing customer satisfaction as a result—ISO 9001:2015 also places particular emphasis on a process approach when developing, implementing, and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system.

    The quality management principles that guide ISO 9001:2015 certification are:

    • Customer Focus
    • Leadership
    • Engagement of People
    • Process Approach
    • Improvement
    • Evidence-Based Decision Making
    • Relationship Management

    Proving strict adherence to these principles and the resulting positive gains for quality, safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction was not an easy feat. From overhauling protocols in the environment for the operation of processes to producing extensive documented information, from monitoring and measuring resources to instituting and conducting process analyses, countless internal strides were taken over the course of months in preparation. After a successful audit, we were registered under ISO 9001:2015.

    What Does Certification Mean for You and Our Customers?

    In order to fulfill our mission of being a global leader in microbial fermentation, manufacturing, and packaging, we here at EnviroZyme® place the utmost value on the quality of the biological products and services that we provide to our customers. ISO Certification places us among the best-ranking and most reputable organizations in their respective industries.

    As evidenced by our ISO 9001:2015 achievement, we recognize the importance of and have invested heavily in the continual improvement of the quality systems that guarantee product consistency, product quality, and complete customer satisfaction. When you choose EnviroZyme, you can rest assured that you have selected a company that puts the customer first.

    Whether liquid, powder, or solid form, whether for waste water treatment, soil remediation, probiotics, or hard surface cleaning, you can trust that each and every biological product and service from EnviroZyme will perform as or better than promised, each and every time.

  • Why It’s Good to be Compliant. cGMP Compliant.

    Dec 15, 2018

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    We’re proud to be cGMP compliant. From our growth conditions to the strain production, our specialized teams follow protocols that ensure a quality product for every customer, every time.

    EnviroZyme’s mission is to set a higher standard — we’re committed to ensuring the products that bear the EnviroZyme name are the very best. From our growth conditions to the strain production, our specialized teams follow protocols that ensure a quality product for every customer, every time. But you don’t have to simply take our word for it. We’re cGMP compliant.

     

    What is cGMP?

    cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practices and is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration as the main standard for manufacturing microbial biosolutions. Because it’s well-known, it’s one of the certifications that give our customers peace of mind. They can be assured that every EnviroZyme process is properly documented, designed, monitored and controlled. Giving our customers that peace of mind is vital to EnviroZyme’s mission of delivering a higher standard.

    To be compliant, our equipment must be up-to-date, our staff highly trained and qualified, and our processes reliable and reproducible.

    We must establish

    • Strong quality management systems
    • Obtain appropriate quality raw materials
    • Establish robust operating procedures
    • Detect and investigate product quality deviations
    • Maintain reliable testing laboratories

    For an in-depth explanation of regulations, please click here.

     

    Why is cGMP important?

    Before we can claim a higher standard, we have to start at the baseline. cGMP compliance is that established baseline. Having a third-party independent group inspect and test our operations not only keeps us compliant, but it also keeps us on the cutting-edge of innovation. Plus, cGMP compliance is well known and trusted to ensure consistency of the products – same process, same products, same results.

    While we create all biologicals at the highest possible standards, EnviroZyme services the agriculture, aquaculture and wastewater treatment industries. cGMP compliancy was developed to ensure biologicals are safe for use in our food and water. Every decision made reflects our mission of delivering products for our customers that meet a higher standard, the EnviroZyme standard.

     

    Why does EnviroZyme Value cGMP Compliance?

    EnviroZyme products are designed and literally grown to tackle some of the toughest cleaning, bioremediation, nutrient absorption and several other challenges. We strive to instill confidence in our customers with a consistent product they can trust and count on that’s supported by our processes and cGMP compliance. It’s our responsibility, and we take it seriously.

    EnviroZyme’s very existence relies upon creating highest quality biologicals, and cGMP compliancy is the first step in our ensuring that happens. But we take it even further, and we strive to create zero-defect products. Read more about that here.