Produce Safety & Security International new division Innovative Food Systems provides solution against E. coli H157, Salmonella and Listeria outbreaks in the seafood industry
June 21, 2006 — /MARKET WIRE/ — PRESCOTT, AZ — Produce Safety and Security International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PDSC), an ozone and chemical sanitation disinfectant process supplier to the food and medical industries, announces that its new division, Innovative Food Systems (“IFS”), will provide food safe products for the seafood industry.
The ozone process will begin at the point the Seafood is caught. The procedure will also include storage on the vessel, delivery to the port, delivery to the distribution center, and delivery to the retail store. This will be a constant process until the customer takes the product home.
Ozone leaves no residue in the water or on the product, (because it breaks down back to oxygen) means no change in color or flavor. Using ozone gives more assurance against bacteria organisms and at the same time, conserves water and extends the shelf life of the product. There are two steps in most cleaning procedures. First, cleaning the surface areas and removing the organic residues in which the bacteria live. Secondly, sanitizing is done to destroy any bacteria remaining on the surface.
Five years of research and development and three years of validation by the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, have confirmed IFS’ ability to extend the shelf life of perishable Seafood by as much as 5 days. In addition, the test protocol achieved up to a 99.9% reduction of microorganisms including pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli 0157 H: 07.
Clarence W. Karney, CEO of Produce Safety & Security International, states, “Innovative Food Systems has developed an active seafood industry solution, from sea to table, that addresses two of the most serious problems, shelf life extension and the reduction of pathogens causing food borne illness. Shelf life extension of seafood is extremely important, because of its direct effect on the bottom line for those companies using the process. This process at the retail level offers an inexpensive and easy to implement technology that can begin paying for itself upon installation.”
About Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. (PDSC)
PDSC has developed and patented products for extending the shelf life of perishables. The EPA-registered products sanitize and disinfect against food-borne illness pathogens and disease-causing bacteria. PDSC provides a range of options for retail stores, restaurants, cruise ship lines, disaster cleanups and municipal programs. Furthermore, the process incorporates a complete audit trail, an essential component for complying with government regulations in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
PDSC’s state-of-the-art ozone process has been shown to extend the shelf life and remove food borne illness bacteria. This process will provide retail produce departments reduced shrinkage, increase the bottom line and provide a fresher product for the consumer. The customer will be assured of a safe food product, by use of this process, which may be used on organic produce to remove the pathogens. This process uses no chemicals thus meeting the requirements of organic certification.
For further product information, joint venture opportunities, distributorship program information, or program applications, please go to PDSC’s website www.foodsafeint.com.
Forward-looking statements made in this release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements made by Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. are not a guarantee of future performance. This news release includes forward-looking statements, including with respect to the future level of business for the parties. These statements are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors that could cause results to differ materially from estimated results. Management cautions that all statements as to future results of operations are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and events that may be beyond the control of Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. and no assurance can be given that such results will be achieved. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability to procure, properly price, retain and successfully complete projects, and changes in products and competition.
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