Biz (detergent)

Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator is an enzyme-based, oxygenated and color-safe bleach, detergent booster and pre-treater for laundry stains, sold in both liquid and powder form. It is an enzyme-based bleach that can break down proteins.

Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator
Product typelaundry detergent
OwnerCR Brands
Previous ownersP&G
Redox Brands
TaglineMORE STAIN FIGHTERS than other brands

Biz bleach was invented by Charles McCarty, a researcher at Procter & Gamble (P&G),[1] and introduced to the American market in 1967.[2] Redox Brands purchased it from P&G in an auction held in the summer of 2000. Forbes estimated the purchase price as more than $40 million. Annual sales revenue reached about $40 million one year later.[3]

Biz was recommended for cleaning the skulls of dead animals in an article on the web site of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game,[4] and the writer Bob Harris reported that, when researching for a crime series, he had been told by an FBI employee that the product could be recommended for boiling skulls.[5]


  1. ^ Charles McCarty, P&G researcher
  2. ^ Davis, Dyer; et al. (May 1, 2004). Rising Tide: Lessons from 165 Years of Brand Building at Procter and Gamble. Harvard Business Press. p. 421. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Jim Hopkins (June 20, 2001). "Partners turn decrepit detergent into boffo start-up". USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Gronquist, Ruth M. "How to Clean a Skull". Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on December 25, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Harris, Bob. "My Google search records now quote the Bill Of Rights". This Modern World (blog). Tom Tomorrow. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved March 5, 2013.

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