Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Agri-Neo Inc., Etobicoke

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Minister Chris Ballard and Jon Brenzel

Minister Chris Ballard and Jon Brenzel

Agri-Neo's patent-pending sanitizer eliminates pathogens without changing the smell, taste, appearance or nutrition of the treated food. It biodegrades harmlessly into water and carbon dioxide to help treat harmful microbes in dry foods such as seeds, nuts, spices and sprouted grains. To ensure maximum effectiveness, Agri-Neo also developed specialized equipment that evenly mists each seed with the sanitizer. Currently, five different edible seed companies have adopted the technology with Agri-Neo planning to expand their market to nut and spice processors. It's a system that is reducing the risk of outbreaks and recalls while raising the bar on food safety.


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