SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 12, 2008 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology's EPA Approved Vital Oxide Solution Effective Against Salmonella

Treated Food Is Safe to Eat Following Application

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, reported today that its EPA approved Vital Oxide solution is highly effective against bacteria. Moreover, the treated food is safe to eat following treatment with Vital Oxide.

Salmonella is the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness. In 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented 39,027 cases nationwide. The salmonella bacterium attacks the stomach and intestines. In more serious cases, the bacteria may enter the lymph tracts, which carry water and protein to the blood, and the blood itself. The bacteria attack all age groups and both sexes. Children, the elderly and people who are already ill are much more likely to get a serious infection.

UDTT's broad-spectrum disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria and is a green alternative to chlorine bleach and alcohol-based disinfectants. Vital Oxide contains no harmful chemicals. It is not harmful to people, or pets, and is safe for use around food. This multi-purpose product will allow the consumer to discontinue the use of many common household products that contain harmful chemicals. Thus, a safer, healthier home environment is created.

"With the summer season approaching, the incidence of foodborne illness such as Salmonella is on the rise. Our Vital Oxide disinfectant is very effective is eliminating these organisms while leaving the treated food safe for consumption," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer.

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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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