Eli Metchnikoff receives the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work demonstrating that harmful microbes can be replaced by beneficial microbes to treat intestinal illnesses
Milton P. Levy Sr. began National Disinfectant Company offering just six products and a dream
The NCH Corporation name was adopted as the company expanded into new maintenance product lines. Sales reached $200 million.
The product is later renamed Activia.
A need is identified for an “economically and municipally acceptable method of removing solids, fats, oils and greases from water sources”
BIO-Amp™, a revolutionary bacteria generator for use in drains, wastewater, turf and ponds, is designed
First field installation of BIO-Amp takes place at a restaurant in Irving, Texas
BIO-Amp is updated to use pelletized bacteria
Widespread production and sales of the BIO-Amp begins
Panera Bread introduces chicken raised without the use of antibiotics
NCH probiotic studies begin in U.S.
U.S. FDA announces efforts to limit antibiotic use in animals used for meat
NCH Thailand trials begin
McDonald’s plans to reduce antibiotics in chicken for all 14,350 restaurants in the U.S.
Pilgrim’s Pride plans to eliminate antibiotics from 25% of production
NCH sales in India and Thailand begin
Patent-pending ECOcharger™ is introduced, a breakthrough in probiotic delivery