SOURCE: Produce Safety & Security International, Inc.

February 17, 2006 10:10 ET

Produce Safety & Security International Inc. Will Open Procurement & Marketing Office in Fresno, California

PRESCOTT, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 17, 2006 --Produce Safety & Security International Inc. (OTC: PDSC) ("PDSC"), a sanitation disinfectant process supplier to the food and medical industries, is pleased to announce the opening of the Fresno, California office.

PDSC's Fresno marketing and procurement office will open early March 2006 under the direction of Jerre Maxwell, who will direct the procurement and sales of all Fresh Produce grown in California, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Texas, Colorado and Washington State, as well as the Mexican and West Coast Imports.

"The Fresno office positions PDSC in the heart of one of the world's most productive and influential agricultural regions. It is a region which also features some of the most highly educated consumers, who are most likely to force an increased demand for our products and services. Organic food compatibility, complete audit trail, and reduced spoilage are some of the features that will resonate with the region's large base of fresh fruit and vegetable producers, retailers and consumers. We believe these unique qualities make Fresno the ideal location to spread the word about PDSC's Food Safe Products," said Clarence W. Karney, CEO of PDSC. Karney added, "Jerre Maxwell's desire to create a first rate operation makes him a perfect fit for PDSC. He has industry expertise and skills to direct PDSC's marketing and sales."

For further product information, joint venture opportunities, distributorship program information, or program applications, please go to PDSC's website

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.

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.

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