SOURCE: Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.

April 11, 2006 05:39 ET

Produce Safety & Security International Inc. Responds to the Increased Customer Concern Over the Presence of Avian Influenza and Avian Reovirus

Produce Safety's Spherequat® 1000, an EPA Registered Disinfectant and Sanitizer, Proves Effective Against the Avian Influenza A, and Avian Reovirus

PRESCOTT, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- PRODUCE SAFETY AND SECURITY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OTC: PDSC) ("PDSC"), an ozone and chemical sanitation disinfectant process supplier to the food and medical industries, provides further information concerning its Spherequat® 1000 cleaning and disinfectant line of products, an EPA Registered quaternary, Registration No. 10324-63-82131. HEALTH CANADA drug identification number 02278952.

The Spherequat®1000 EPA-Registered disinfectant product is registered and labeled with a claim to inactivate "Avian Influenza A" viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces. Typical applications for this product include: veterinary premises, poultry houses, farm premises and equipment. Produce Safety & Security has extended this use to the Produce Industry as well. Although there are no antimicrobial products registered specifically against the H5N1 subtype of Avian Influenza A viruses, EPA believes that the currently registered Avian Influenza A products, when applied in strict accordance with the label directions, will be effective against H5N1 strain. These disinfectants, which are typically in liquid or spray form, are available from Produce Safety & Security International, and users should look for an EPA registration number on the label.

Produce Safety & Security International, an exclusive Distributor Worldwide for the EPA approved Spherequat® 1000, has received an increase in demand from customers that have expressed the need for greater accessibility of the Virucidal Performance Product. Produce Safety & Security is pleased to respond to that demand and will position product at its Canadian, Kentucky. Arizona and Texas distribution centers.

Produce Safety & Security recognizes the increased concern from government, business owners and citizens for the possible outbreak of the Avian Influenza A virus in the United States and Canada. The Company also recognizes the importance of the immediate availability to our customers to use Spherequat® 1000 products to sanitize and disinfect poultry premises (hatcheries), egg receiving area, egg holding area, setter room, tray dumping area, trays, buggies, egg flats, chick holding room, hatchery room, chick processing area, chick loading area, Poultry Buildings, Ceilings, Side Walls and Floors, Drinkers, and all other hard, non-porous poultry house related equipment and surfaces in the Hatchery environment. The need for this product is hard to deny, especially in light of the recent EPA Certified performance of the Spherequat® 1000, EPA Registration No. 10324-63-82131 and HEALTH CANADA drug identification number 02278952 for its Virucidal Performance and effectiveness against the Avian Influenza A virus when diluted in accordance with approved EPA instruction handbook. This product was evaluated in the presence of 5% serum with a 10-minute contact time and found to be effective against the following viruses on hard, non-porous environmental surfaces.

Clarence W. Karney, CEO of Produce Safety & Security International, Inc., stated, "Spherequat® 1000's EPA Certified performance matches independent laboratory tests, as well as our tests, as it was successfully evaluated in the presence Avian Influenza A Virus, also known as the H5N1 virus and Avian Reovirus." Mr. Karney continued by stating, "Produce Safety & Security has positioned an inventory of Spherequat® 1000, to meet increased demand, at our Kentucky, Canada, Arizona and Texas distribution centers for immediate delivery. We are immediately taking applications from registered applicators for use in the poultry growing facilities, transportation, processing and all processes involved with poultry Industry."

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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