SOURCE: Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.

May 04, 2006 05:30 ET

Produce Safety & Security International, Inc. Opens Negotiations With a Major Food Distributor in Nashville, Tennessee

Produce Safety Will Propose a Complete Food Safety Process to Extend Shelf Life and Protect Produce Against Food-Borne Illness Pathogens

PRESCOTT, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- Produce Safety and Security International, Inc. (OTC: PDSC), ("PDSC"), an ozone and chemical sanitation disinfectant process supplier to the food and medical industries, is please to announce that the Company is in negotiations with a major distributor based in Nashville, Tennessee, that supplies fresh and frozen produce to the Food Service, Governmental Agencies, Retail and Cruise Ship Lines in the southeast.

Mr. Jerre Maxwell, Executive Vice President and COO for Produce Safety, will handle the negotiations and logistics from Produce Safety's procurement and sales office located in Fresno, California. Mr. Maxwell will propose to the distributor a complete Food Safety Process by employing its EPA Registered Spherequat products and Ozone Process that will assure extended shelf life and protect the distributor's fresh and frozen produce against food-borne illness pathogens. In addition, Mr. Maxwell will propose to the distributor Produce Safety's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) program aimed at providing a loss reduction and comprehensive inspection program, with an audit trail.

The proposal will include Produce Safety's ozone spray wash process and a third-party chemical analysis test and review before being delivered to sanitized containers in an ozone sanitized storage area. Each lot is chemically tested for E. coli H157, Salmonella and Listeria before being delivered to the client in a certified ozone sanitized truck. Produce Safety is able to monitor the produce all through the food chain providing an audit trail for possible food illness outbreaks in the chain. The process provides a maximum food safe product to the end user that meets the regulations of the FDA, USDA, HACCP and APHIS.

Clarence W. Karney, Chief Executive Officer of Produce Safety & Security International, Inc., states, "The Food Safety Process is ready for immediate implementation for the Fresh Produce Industry." Maxwell and Karney both agree that this process will provide the client a cost savings in sanitation procedures, while extending the shelf life of the produce that will provide the client a 35% average increase in revenues per line item of product.

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

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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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