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EPA Approves RTU Disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2

09-09-2020

Canberra is focused on leading the industry in innovation, information and education.

Canberra is proud to announce that Husky 814 QT Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant has been tested against the specific organism that causes COVID-19 and matches the fastest kill claim in the United States for a liquid disinfectant. 

Husky 814 inactivates this virus in only 60 seconds. 

This formula joins our other fast-acting disinfectants that have been tested against and proven to inactivate the organism.

"Assumptions created using the Emerging Pathogen Guidance are used to help give direction until actual testing is available. Offering products that have been tested specifically against the organism of concern goes the next step further to help our customers disinfect with confidence. Having the nation's fastest contact times for both a ready-to-use and ultra-concentrated option delivers on that confidence,” said Chase Yacko, National Sales & Marketing Manager.

Below are the four products and their contact times against 2019 SARS-CoV-2.

Canberra is committed to providing innovative disinfecting solutions and will continue to provide solutions that work from people you trust.

 

*EPA Registration Number: 1839-83

Update as of: September 14, 2020

 


Canberra Adds Inside Sales Specialist to Team

08-19-2020

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, announced the hiring of Rachel Neff to the role of inside sales and customer service support specialist. 

Neff joins the Canberra sales team where she will qualify customer leads, manage distribution promotions & assist with customer communications. Rachel brings  experience to Canberra in sales, customer service and marketing, most recently as a title documentation coordinator.


EPA Approves Disinfectant Concentrate for SARS-CoV-2

07-31-2020

 

Canberra Corporation, a Toledo, Ohio-based manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets became the first manufacturer to receive the EPA stamp of approval on a concentrated disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2.

When diluted at one ounce per gallon, Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant is effective for use against SARS-CoV-2 with a contact time of only 3 minutes on hard surfaces. Husky Quick Care Disinfectant is recommended for use with the Check Mate Electrostatic Cleaning System and can sanitize soft surfaces in 5 minutes.

Canberra currently has 15 disinfectants on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).


Canberra Announces New Hire to Sales Team

06-29-2020

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, announced the hiring of Brian Martin to the role of district manager. 

Mr. Martin joins Canberra as the district sales manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico. Brian brings with him over 25 years of industry experience in territory sales, end-user and sales training and equipment management. 

Brian attended Florida International University Miami where he received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration. 


Canberra Announces New Hire

05-29-2020

 

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, announced the hiring of Madalyn Karcher to the role of digital marketing & graphic design specialist. 

 

Karcher joins Canberra in the marketing department where she will assist in both distribution and consumer graphic design and marketing operations. Most recently, Madalyn worked as a visual communications specialist for FastSigns. 

 

Karcher received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in visual communication technology.


Update: Canberra Disinfectants Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

04-01-2020

Husky & JAWS Professional Disinfectants Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

 

The list of disinfectant products below meets the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy. Each disinfectant is listed by name, the EPA registration number and the corresponding non-enveloped virus(es): 

 

Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #6836-152) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

Husky 800 Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #47371-131) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 800 Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus. 

 

Husky 802 High Fragrance Detergent Disinfectant (EPA Registration #10324-167) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 802 High Fragrance Detergent Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus. 

 

Husky 803 S/V Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-70) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 803 S/V Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus. 

 

Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 (EPA Registration #47371-130) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus. 

 

Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus. 

 

Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #1839-83) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Canine Parvovirus. 

 

Husky 815 HCD Disinfectant (EPA Registration #10324-214) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 815 HCD Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus.

 

Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-348) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Feline calicivirus; Enterovirus. 

 

Husky 890 Veterinary Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #1839-100) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 890 Veterinary Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Feline calicivirus; norovirus.  

 

Husky 891 Arena Disinfectant (EPA Registration #1839-166) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 891 Arena Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rotavirus.

 

Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-365) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

JAWS 3805 Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #1839-166) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, JAWS 3805 Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rotavirus.

 

JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus.

 

Please refer to the CDC website for additional information. 


Canberra Disinfectants Effective Against Coronavirus

01-31-2020

Husky & JAWS Professional Disinfectants Effective Against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

 

The list of disinfectant products below meets the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy. Each disinfectant is listed by name, the EPA registration number and the corresponding non-enveloped virus(es): 

 

Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #6836-152) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 (EPA Registration #47371-130) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #1839-83) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Canine Parvovirus. 

 

Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-348) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Enterovirus D68 or Norovirus. 

 

Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-365) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

 

Refer to the CDC website for additional information. 

 


 

UPDATE: As of February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially named the disease causing the 2019 novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. 

 


Update: Coronavirus in United States

01-24-2020

 

As of January 23, the first case of the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States was confirmed in the state of Washington. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) the patient was in Wuhan, China, where 2019-nCOV originated in December. An additional patient in Texas who also recently returned from Wuhan, is being treated for a suspected case of the virus as of Friday, January 24. 

The coronavirus is in the same family as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS.) Coronaviruses get their name from “crown-like” (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. Since the outbreak initially struck China, it has infected more than 300 people (in China, Thailand, South Korea & Japan) and killed six. 

Patients confirmed with 2019-nCoV have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illnesses with symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. 

According to the CDC, investigations are ongoing and health officials are monitoring the virus. There currently isn’t a vaccine to prevent infection. The most effective form of prevention is to avoid exposure and take everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water (if no soap is available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
  • Contact your healthcare provider if believe you may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV
  • Avoid all nonessential travel to China, specifically Wuhan
  • Disinfect shared surfaces, frequently touched objects & common areas 
  • Utilize a disinfectant with effective kill claims (dwell time is crucial) 

The Husky line from Canberra currently offers six products that are effective against SARS. 

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UPDATE: 

As of January 30, 2020, there have been six reported cases of coronavirus in the United States. The first person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported Thursday, January 30 in Illinois. Procautions being taken across the United States include airports screening passengers for signs of sickness and airlines suspending some routes to China. 

Global Biorisk Advisory Council (a division of ISSA) is presenting Prepare, Respond, Recover: A Special Webinar on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Wednesday, February 5 for members and non-members. Register here

Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and news.

Map of the world. Digital image. CDC. 30 January 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Canberra Corporation Announces New Hire

01-07-2020

  

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, announced the hiring of Cristin Reno to the role of regulatory compliance associate. 

Reno joins the Canberra team with experience as an undergraduate research assistant and as a leader on chemical engineering councils. 

A recent University of Toledo graduate, Reno received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemical engineering and minors in chemistry and business administration. 

 


Canberra Celebrates 10 Years of Safer Choice

08-23-2019

Canberra Corporation is a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets and has been a Safer Choice Partner since 2009. 

Safer Choice (previously known as Design for the Environment), is a program that recognizes companies for promoting the protection of human health and the environment through safer chemistry.

All chemicals in a Safer Choice-labeled product are evaluated through the EPA's rigorous scientific process and only the safest ingredients are allowed. Partners of Safer Choice are also required to undergo annual reviews, including on-site audits, to verify product ingredients and ensure compliance with all program requirements.

“We’re committed to informed substitution, transparency, proactive chemical management, sustainable chemistry and innovation in our operations and across all of our owned brand professional and household products…offering Safer Choice Certified products supports this,” said Kelly Okdie, Senior Director of Product Quality, Compliance and Development, Canberra Corporation. 

Canberra Corporation currently has 25 products that meet the Safer Choice standard. A complete listing of Canberra’s Safer Choice products may be found here.  

For more information about Safer Choice products, please contact your local Canberra sales support team.


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