SOURCE: Integrated Management Information (IMI Global)

August 13, 2007 09:02 ET

USDA Renews IMI Global's Process Verification Program (PVP) Status

IMI's Programs Playing a Growing Role Amid Human Food and Pet Food Safety Concerns

CASTLE ROCK, CO--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Integrated Management Information, Inc. (IMI Global) (OTCBB: INMG), a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions for the agricultural/livestock industry, today announced that the USDA has renewed the Company's Process Verification Program (PVP) for a one year period. IMI Global has had USDA approval of its PVP since 2005.

IMI Global's PVP is the cornerstone of the Company's service that helps cattle ranchers, feedyards and packing houses achieve and maintain compliance with Export Verification (EV) programs. The PVP includes a component for source, age and process verification that meets the import specification of countries such as Japan, Korea and most recently of the European Union. Cattle that are age, source and process verified by IMI Global's PVP programs are receiving premiums at auction. The PVP is also playing a growing role in reassuring consumers of US products.

"We are pleased with the USDA's recent renewal of our programs and look forward to a continued positive working relationship with the USDA," said John Saunders, president and CEO of IMI Global. "With industry-leading PVP systems and a strong track record of innovation in supporting higher standards of process verification, IMI Global is uniquely positioned to meet an emerging and diverse market demand for improved information transparency regarding food supplies. The growing movement toward country of origin labeling for food is a good example of this demand, and IMI Global expects to play an important role in this area. The pet food contamination scare, which involved melamine-tainted ingredients from China, is another prominent example. In response to this we launched Pet Supply Verified™, a new pet food verification system based on our successful SupplyVerified™ program for livestock."

More information is available on www.petsupplyverified.com.

About IMI Global

Founded in 1995, IMI Global is a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions for the agricultural/livestock industry. Go to www.IMIGlobal.com for additional information. IMI has worked with some of the largest agricultural organizations in the United States, providing web-based applications for verification and identification as well as a range of consulting services tailored to meet each customer's needs. IMI operations include CattleNetwork.com, an online service offering market information and industry news to the cattle industry, and CattleStore.com, an online source for livestock supplies, such as animal identification, medical equipment and veterinarian supplies. Additional IMI web sites include USVerified.com, AgNetwork.com, and PetSupplyVerified.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual events could differ materially from the Company's predictions. Important factors that could cause actual events to vary from predictions include those discussed in our SEC filings. Specifically, statements in this news release about the impact and efficacy of, and demand for, the Company's products and services are forward-looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments. For a more extensive discussion of the Company's business, please refer to the Company's SEC filings at www.sec.gov.

Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:

    John Saunders
    Chief Executive Officer
    303-895-3002

    Jay Pfeiffer
    Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
    303-393-7044