SOURCE: Global Food Technologies, Inc.

January 30, 2008 19:08 ET

Global Food Technologies Signs First iPura® Site in China

BEIJING--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Global Food Technologies, Inc. ("GFT") announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to install and operate its first iPura food safety system for China in Hainan Province.

Building upon an earlier agreement with China's Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association, GFT executives toured many regions in China looking for the best location to begin operations. According to Shigeaki Tetsuka, GFT's VP of Asian Operations, "We chose the Hainan Fruit Vegetable Food Allocation Co., Ltd. because of its ideal location in the South China Sea, one of the most important seafood producing regions in the world."

China is the world's leading producer and exporter of seafood products. Recently, products from China have received intense scrutiny, especially in the U.S., where five species of Chinese seafood were placed on automatic detention by the FDA.

"This Hainan location will be the first of many iPura installations in the People's Republic of China. iPura is expected to play a major role in rehabilitating China's food safety image," stated Min Han, CEO of the China Seafood Certification Institute.

"We are pleased that we will be able to showcase the iPura Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program in China. Our patented technologies and daily on-site services are focused on the elimination of deadly pathogens and contaminants which too frequently compromise food products during the processing and packaging stages. Our program unites green technologies, non-thermal organic processes and extraordinary science-based controls to ensure that seafood products are clean and safe without affecting the natural taste, texture, color or its nutritional value and health benefits," stated Aaron Ormond, GFT Director of Science.

Keith Meeks, GFT President & CEO, commented, "The U.S. imports almost 85% of its total seafood consumption and it imports about 25% from China. This agreement is the first step in fulfilling our earlier contract to operate 265 systems in China over the next five years. The iPura Licensing Contract guarantees that our personnel provide continuous on-site food safety and quality assurance services at the point of processing with security controls through the distribution chain."

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