SOURCE: ThermaFreeze Products Corporation

October 13, 2006 15:22 ET

ThermaFreeze Products™ Corporation Reports Cold-Chain Solution for Retail Meats

THEODORE, AL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- ThermaFreeze Products Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TFZP) released today temperature control performance results in the handling of retail meats by Honey Baked Ham, Inc.

Honey Baked Ham is a highly successful forty-year-old national franchise chain with over 400 retail stores. Their delicious smoked, glazed and spiral cut hams are standard holiday, party and family gathering fare for millions of Americans.

The New England Division contacted ThermaFreeze Products as they looked for a replacement for gel packs used to keep retail trays of ham and other perishable foods in fresh condition for their customers between the store and home. Gel packs were not doing the job efficiently and the New England Division headquarters had noted that inbound freight cost was high. Gel packs are 99% water (8.5 pounds per gallon) which raises inbound freight cost.

Most gel packs are shipped water filled in 36-pound cases. ThermaFreeze™ is shipped dry in 17-pound cases but that increases to 619 pounds after ThermaFreeze™ is hydrated. After receipt and hydration, one case of dry ThermaFreeze™ is equal to eighteen cases of gel packs -- a significant inbound freight savings for the customer.

ThermaFreeze™ refrigerant was tested thoroughly by Honey Baked in New England and found to be superior to the gel packs used previously. ThermaFreeze™ is flat and flexible, even when frozen so it was perfect for protection of retail trays. In addition, it allowed enough protection for customers to stop at another store or two between the Honey Baked Ham store and home.

President Joe Murray stated that, "This is one more example of how the Company's solution-based cold chain management products change the standard from shipment of perishables to retail protection of foods."

About ThermaFreeze Products Corporation:

ThermaFreeze Products Corporation, with product, process and system patents, is a solutions-based company for shipment of perishables, including frozen and refrigerated fish, meat, confections and other food items, pharmaceutical prescriptions, cold and hot medical compresses and other consumer requirements. The company's products replace wet ice and gel packs for temperature control and enhance the effectiveness of dry ice.

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    ThermaFreeze Products Corporation
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    Joseph Murray
    251-653-0000
    Email: thermobal@Yahoo.com