SOURCE: Produce Safety and Security International, Inc.

January 07, 2008 08:30 ET

Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. Appoints Hewlett-Packard Mission Critical Consultant as Chief Technology Officer

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PDSS) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Mr. John V. Workman, Jr. as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Workman is a certified Hewlett-Packard Non-Stop Mission Critical Consultant with 24 years of experience in the computer software industry.

Mr. Workman has worked as a consultant with many major companies, such as Dell Computers, CitiBank Merchant Services, NASDAQ stock market, Pepsi Food Systems, and AAA. Mr. Workman is implementing Produce Safety & Security's tracking and audit system for the ozone fumigation, which removes bacteria and viruses from shipping containers that cause food borne illnesses coming from imported products.

The Company has a cost effective tracking system that provides the food industry with the ability to track products from the time of packing and manufacturing until they arrive at the store loading docks. This process provides a complete audit trail for any governmental agency, and retail stores that provide fresh produce, seafood, meat, poultry, dairy, and deli. The tracking and auditing system will result in better store sanitation and a reduction of insurance claims.

"We're very pleased to appoint Mr. Workman as our Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer. His extensive experience in the computer software and data processing industries will be a great value to the development of Produce Safety and Security International's tracking and audit system," stated Clarence W. Karney, CEO of Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.

About Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.:

Produce Safety 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. This process will provide retail produce departments with reduced shrinkage, increase the bottom line and provide a fresher product for the consumer. The Company 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.

Safe Harbor: Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage company who continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

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