Pathogen control specialist Anitox has appointed Shane Brookshire to drive North American commercial operations, underlining the company's commitment to U.S. food and feed chain security. A veterinarian with experience of both private practice and the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Brookshire also recently held a senior commercial role at Merial Animal Health. He joins Anitox at a time when the animal and human food safety sector is evolving fast.

"Anitox has a detailed scientific understanding of how pathogens survive and thrive. That understanding enables us to deliver effective control systems that guarantee value and security," he explained.

"This move gives me the opportunity to be involved in the agriculture and food production industry on many levels, and to support the continued production of a safe and wholesome food supply.

"Anitox science is growing our understanding of the relationship between clean feed and a reduced pathogen load in the gut. By improving intestinal health in production animals we can boost their immunity, improve performance and help ensure food safety."

Brookshire joins a global commercial operations team headed by Anitox Vice President Roger Mann. "This is our second high-level commercial appointment in as many months, and it signals our commitment to grow and increase service levels in all regions. Our new product development programs and investment in R&D are bearing fruit, and our scientific understanding of pathogen and mold control is guaranteeing customers unprecedented levels of feed security and mill efficiency," said Mann.

"We couple that knowledge with superb engineering and commitment to customer service, ensuring that we can deliver secure, efficient and practical systems for a diverse range of customers. I'm delighted that Shane is joining us to help further our ambitious plans for growth and to ensure that our North American customers receive the highest standard of customer care."