Balchem Corp / BCP Ingredients



Balchem is a chemical manufacturer that makes health and nutrition products for animal and humans. It was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New Hampton, New York. One of its biggest subsidiaries is BCP Ingredients, which manufactures ethylene oxide, used in medical equipment sterilization, and choline chloride, which is used in animal feed for chickens and cows. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimates that the excess lifetime cancer risk from ethylene oxide emissions at the BCP Ingredients’ plant in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, located in ‘Cancer Alley,' an 85 mile stretch of the Mississippi river in Louisiana with over 150 toxic petrochemical plants, was 47 times higher than acceptable limits. The excess lifetime cancer risk from the company’s ethylene oxide plant in Verona, Missouri, was 27 times greater than the EPA’s stated acceptable limit.



Specialty performance ingredients and products for the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device sterilization, plant nutrition, and industrial markets. BCP Ingredients produces choline chloride.


Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$230,1616
environment-related offenses$11,2321

(February 4, 2022)

Number of Records
Total Penalties
$241,393 (February 4, 2022)
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Article Archive

The legacy of dioxin

Published by
Monett Times
Murray Bishoff

Pollution concerns continue around Verona from decades-old plant activity


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The War on the War on Cancer

Published by
The Intercept
Sharon Lerner

When Angela Ramirez was 38, she felt a slight pain in her chest. At first she thought she had pulled a muscle, but when it didn’t go away, Ramirez went to her doctor, who diagnosed her with stage 2 breast cancer.

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When Home Is a Toxic Hot Spot

Published by
Maya Miller, Alyssa Johnson, Lisa Song and Max Blau

When the Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting last week to discuss hazardous air pollution in Verona, Missouri, Mayor Joseph Heck came armed with demands for round-the-clock air monitoring and a study of local cancer rates.

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Recent & Ongoing Campaigns
City leaders express concern over a recent spill at Verona, Mo. plant

Elizabeth VanMetre | KY3 | April 19, 2022

Verona City Clerk Laura Hazelwood got an anonymous call Tuesday, April 12, from a person claiming to work at BCP Ingredients. They said there had been a spill on Friday, April 8.

EPA leaders host meeting in Verona, Mo. to discuss cancer-causing emissions from the plant

Ashley Reynolds | KY3 | December 13, 2021

“I’m totally embarrassed. And so mad. Of all the friends and family in this little community that has died,” said Sue Downs.

Verona pollution divides council

Murray Bishoff | Monett | November 16, 2019

Months of pressure over how to deal with historical and ongoing pollution issues in Verona spilled over into accusations and heated rhetoric between members of the Verona City Council.

Major Investigations
& Lawsuits
US Department of Labor proposes $300K in fines after inspection finds workers endangered at Missouri nutrition production plant

U.S. Department of Labor | October 6, 2021

Two complaints of unsafe working conditions at a Verona nutrition production plant led federal safety and health inspectors to investigate allegations of worker exposure to multiple safety and health hazards, including toxic substances, combustible dust and moving machinery parts.

Environmental Impacts
People in small Ozarks town might have a greater risk of cancer linked to chemical plant

Ashley Reynolds | KY3 | November 16, 2021

Twenty sites stand out as the most toxic. One of them is Verona, a small town in Lawrence County. According to this data, one chemical plant is to blame for the lifetime cancer risk, twenty-seven times the EPA’s acceptable exposure.

Documents clarify Verona pollution

Murray Bishoff | Monett Times | January 25, 2020

One year has passed since revelations began to surface over new concerns about pollution in Verona.

Verona pollution concerns grow

Murray Bishoff | Monett Times | September 11, 2019

Questions about ongoing pollution issues in Verona prompted by the public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Aug. 27 have led to new clarifications and further inquiries.

Employment Practices
& Relations
BCP Ingredients Faces $300,000 in Fines for Safety Violations

Bloomberg Law | October 7, 2021

BCP Ingredients Inc. faces $300,759 in penalties after OSHA cited the Verona, Mo., nutrition production plant for 24 serious safety and health violations related to allegations of worker exposure to toxic substances, combustible dust, and moving machinery parts, according to a news release.


Corporate Headquarters
52 Sunrise Park - Po Box 600 New Hampton NY 10958
Most Recent Gross Revenue
$0.877 billion (2022) | source
Most Recent Net Revenue
$0.109 billion (2022) | source
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    Balchem and Taminco Announce a Production Joint Venture for Choline Chloride

    Globe Newswire | January 27, 2014

    Taminco Corporation (NYSE:TAM) and Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) have reached an agreement to build and operate a choline chloride facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, where both companies operate existing production facilities.


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