SOURCE: Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.

March 06, 2006 19:24 ET

Produce Safety & Security International Inc. Submits Ozone Gas Proposals to the Fumigation Industry Servicing the Fresh and Frozen Produce Products for the Gulf Coast Ports

Proposals Address Key Concerns From Government Regulatory Agencies to Discontinue the Use of Methyl Bromide

PRESCOTT, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- PRODUCE SAFETY & SECURITY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OTC: PDSC), ("PDSC"), an ozone and chemical sanitation disinfectant process supplier to the Food Industry and Medical/Dental Facilities, has supplied proposals to several Fumigation Companies, servicing the fresh and frozen produce products at our Gulf Coast Ports, to use PDSC's Standard Operating Procedure, (SOP) program for the use of Ozone Gas. PDSC's Ozone Gas product is designed to address key concerns from Government Regulatory Agencies to discontinue the use of the fumigant, Methyl Bromide.

The Ozone Gas process is believed to be a superior alternative for several reasons. The Ozone Gas process provides a faster and more cost effective fumigant, which leaves no residue. Ozone Gas is even more efficient at lower temperatures and eliminates the need to raise the product temperature. Produce will maintain a better quality since there will be no rise in storage temperature, which quickens the ripening process. Shelf Life is also extended by removing the Bacteria and Pathogens, which cause Food Borne Illnesses and product breakdown.

The proposals are the first, follow-up, phase of PDSC's recently completed cost savings proposal for Gulf Coast Ports, tailored for ports which house refrigerated marine terminals or provide operational services for fresh and frozen produce and other products. Proposals were sent to several Fumigation Companies servicing the Gulf Coast Ports of Houston, Tampa and Galveston, as well as San Pedro, Long Beach and Philadelphia.

Clarence W. Karney, CEO of Produce Safety & Security International, stated, "We structured the proposals in a format that educates the fumigation service providers to the many issues surrounding fumigation, while at the same time highlighting the various benefits which the Ozone Gas process provides." Mr Karney continues by stating, "Fumigation service providers are not unlike other businesses that are looking to improve their bottom line, so we also stressed our various cost effectiveness advantages and improved efficiencies ranging from decreased fumigation time, to superior storage temperature issues."

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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