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PURE’s SDC is a Featured Listeria Solution in Food Safety Consortium

PURE’s SDC is a Featured Listeria Solution in Food Safety Consortium

Monday, November 23, 2015

PURE’s SDC Antimicrobial is a Featured Listeria Solution in Food

Safety Consortium Presentation By James Marsden, Ph.D.

Dr. Marsden Also Leads ‘Ask The Expert’ Discussion at the Summit

Attended by Food Safety Industry Experts and Government Officials

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 20, 2015) – PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial and manufacturer Intercon Chemical Company (ICC), today announced that the superior efficacy and safety of its SDC based technology was highlighted as a Listeria control solution in a presentation made this week by James L. Marsden, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor – Food Safety and Security at Kansas State University, at the Food Safety Consortium in Chicago.

The Food Safety Consortium conference is a leading summit meeting of Food Safety and Quality Assurance industry experts and government officials. The four-day conference drew hundreds of attendees comprised of leading industry experts, and featured prominent speakers (including the VP Food Safety, Walmart; and the Deputy Commissioner for Foods, U.S. FDA). Conference topics included Compliance (FSMA and GFSI), Food Manufacturing Operations, Food Safety Supply Chain Management, Food Labs and Foodservice & Retail Food Safety.

Dr. Marsden discussed the efficacy and safety of PURE’s SDC-based food safety solution technology in his presentation entitled ‘Identifying and Controlling Listeria in Food Processing Facilities.’ An ‘Ask The Expert’ discussion group session at the conference was also led by Dr. Marsden. Dr. Marsden is the author of the December 1, 2014 White Paper ‘Remediation of Listeria Contamination in a Wheeling, Illinois Food Processing Facility’ which discussed how PURE® Hard Surface (food contact surface disinfectant) was used to successfully remediate Listeria in the contaminated plant, leading to the FDA’s approval to re-open the plant for food production.

Dr. Marsden stated, “SDC’s residual kill properties provide continuous decontamination and control, which is especially important on floors, in drains and other harborage points where Listeria lives in every plant. This clearly distinguishes SDC from other chemistries in use today, and is the most important aspect of an effective Listeria control program.”

Hank R. Lambert, Chief Executive Officer, said that, “We are proud that our SDC food safety solution technology was selected for presentation and discussion with this important and influential group of food safety experts and officials. It is further validation that our superior efficacy, environmentally friendly antimicrobial technology is a leading solution for reducing the growing risk of foodborne illness outbreaks. “Not only is SDC a superior solution for Listeria elimination, as discussed at the conference, but application of SDC has also achieved dramatic reductions in Salmonella, E. coli and Norovirus,” continued Lambert.

“We look forward to greatly expanding SDC’s reach and ability to mitigate foodborne illness when we receive FDA approvals for use of PURE Control® in direct food contact applications. The FCN (food contact notification) for raw poultry processing is anticipated later in December, and the FCN for fresh produce processing is anticipated in January. With subsequent USDA approval for raw poultry processing, we look forward to commercializing PURE Control into these combined $650 million markets by the end of calendar Q1 2016, and executing our plan to capture a significant share of these growing markets,” concluded Lambert.

About Intercon Chemical Company 

Intercon Chemical Company (ICC) manufactures under Exclusive License patented PURE Hard Surface Disinfectant, Virucide & Food Contact Sanitizer and distributes SDC-based products into its core businesses of institutional cleaning and sanitation products. Clearly Better Solutions is a wholly owned strategic partner of Intercon Chemical Company.

Privately owned Intercon Chemical Company in St. Louis, Mo., employs more than 120 at its 300,000 square foot FDA and EPA-registered cGMP compliant manufacturing facility. Intercon has been a recognized innovator for more than 30 years in the cleaning and sanitation chemical manufacturing service, and custom product development industries with expertise in formulating, manufacturing and marketing liquids, powders and solids as well as packaging, labeling and customer training programs. Intercon provides state-of-the-art chemical products and programs to its network of distributors in multiple markets, including: food service sanitation, healthcare and infection control, facility management companies, janitorial supply companies, commercial floor care, critical process cleaning, food processing facility maintenance, institutional laundry, contract packaging and green cleaning products. For more information about Intercon Chemical Company, please visit