SOURCE: Integrated Management Information (IMI Global)

December 18, 2008 08:39 ET

IMI Global Gains USDA Approval as Animal Identification Number (AIN) Device Manager

CASTLE ROCK, CO--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Integrated Management Information, Inc. (IMI Global) (OTCBB: INMG), a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions in the agricultural/livestock industry, today announced it has achieved USDA approval as an Animal Identification Number (AIN) Device Manager. This approval clears the way for IMI Global to incorporate 840 tags into its USVerified™ solution for producers who elect to conform to increasingly stringent animal verification and tracking standards.

"While the USDA currently recognizes traditional RFID tags as an acceptable means of animal identification during disease outbreaks, the industry is clearly moving toward a nationally standardized tracking system with 840 tags as the cornerstone for third-party verification," said Leann Saunders, president of IMI Global. "With this in mind, IMI Global is now positioned to provide 840 tags as an option for producers seeking to go above and beyond what is currently required by the USDA. This move underscores our commitment to providing our customers -- which include producers, feed yards and packers -- with a full range of the most current solutions available."

The Animal Identification Numbering Management System is a Web-based program that records and manages AIN device numbers. The devices are known as 840 tags because each 15-digit number begins with the U.S. country code 840. The final 12 numbers comprise the unique ID number assigned to each animal. The AIN, which is associated with a premises identification number (PIN), links the animal to its birthplace or location of first tagging. When coupled with animal tracing, the AIN tracks and records the animal's movements from location to location, giving animal health officials the ability to quickly identify and track animals involved in a disease outbreak and establish appropriate response measures. Additionally, AIN enhances other processes such as age/source/process verification, quality assurance and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).

About IMI Global

Founded in 1995, IMI Global is a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions for the agriculture industry. Go to www.IMIGlobal.com for additional information. IMI has worked with some of the largest agricultural organizations in the United States, providing web-based applications for verification and identification as well as a range of consulting services tailored to meet each customer's needs. Additional IMI web sites include www.usabornandraised.com, www.USVerified.com, www.PetSupplyVerified.com, and www.AgTraderIndex.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual events could differ materially from the Company's predictions. Important factors that could cause actual events to vary from predictions include those discussed in our SEC filings. Specifically, statements in this news release about growth, profitability, new business development, potential, leadership, the impact and efficacy of the Company's products and services on the marketplace, are forward-looking statements that are subject to a variety of factors, including availability of capital, personnel and other resources; competition, governmental regulation of the beef industry, the market for beef and other factors. In addition, financial results for the three and nine-month periods are not necessarily indicative of future results. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments. For a more extensive discussion of the Company's business, please refer to the Company's SEC filings at www.sec.gov.

Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:
    John Saunders
    Chief Executive Officer
    303-895-3002

    Jay Pfeiffer
    Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
    303-393-7044