Kemin Industries announced May 6 that it has acquired Oklahoma, US-based Bio-Cide International, Inc. (Bio-Cide), a leading multispecialty source of chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial technology.

For more than forty years, Bio-Cide has pioneered novel disinfection and antimicrobial solutions that are used in an array of markets. As Kemin is working to strengthen safety throughout all stages of the food chain, bringing a fellow leader in antimicrobial solutions into the organisation aligns with Kemin's decades-long focus in this space.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Bio-Cide team to Kemin and add their outstanding products and services to our portfolio of offerings," said Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO of Kemin Industries. "Kemin and Bio-Cide share a deep dedication to scientific excellence, industry-leading technology and established safety practices. As two family-owned companies, we also share a commitment to our employees, our customers and the betterment of our communities. We look forward to bolstering our portfolio of safe, effective and transformative solutions – together."

The acquisition adds several new technologies to the existing Kemin portfolio of antimicrobial and food safety solutions, including: OXINE® and PRO-OXINE®, fast-acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial solutions for food processing, equipment, water and animal health applications; and KEEPER® and KEEPER PROFESSIONAL, antimicrobial agents used to eliminate pathogens, extend shelf-life and improve the quality of red meat, seafood, poultry and post-harvest fruit and vegetable products.

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