Intercon Chemical Promoting the PURE Complete System with its
Clearly Better Product Line
SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2012) – PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced that Intercon Chemical Company is showcasing the PURE Complete System in conjunction with its Clearly Better Solutions product line at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show, May 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago (booth number 1085). The annual NRA Show draws more than 58,000 restaurant and food service industry professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and presents the newest innovations and latest information on trends and issues.
The PURE Complete System product line includes PURE Hard Surface disinfectant and food contact surface sanitizer, PURE Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate and PURE Floor Cleaner Concentrate.
Jim Epstein, President of Intercon, stated, “The NRA Show is an excellent venue to present PURE Hard Surface, as restaurants bear tremendous responsibility for national food safety. Americans are spending more time and money each year eating away from home, and studies show that at least 50% of foodborne disease outbreaks can be attributed to restaurants. We know that disinfection and food contact surface sanitization is a key element of pathogen control in restaurants because bacteria and viruses survive on, and can contaminate, hard surfaces such as counters, door handles, appliances, tables, chairs and trays. Restaurants can be confident that PURE Hard Surface quickly stops the contamination cycle.”
Tom Myers, PURE Bioscience’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, added, “Even just one outbreak of foodborne illness can have devastating effects on a business, and Intercon’s presentation of the benefits of implementing PURE Hard Surface will resonate with distributors and customers. The quick kill times of PURE’s low-toxicity and odorless formula, along with SDC’s GRAS status as a contact biocide, set PURE apart from toxic chemicals currently used in restaurants. PURE Hard Surface is as an ideal choice to meet the health and business challenges of food safety in the restaurant industry.”
About the PURE Complete Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting System
US EPA registered PURE Hard Surface disinfectant and food contact surface sanitizer provides an unparalleled combination of high efficacy and low toxicity with 30-second bacterial and viral kill times and 24-hour residual protection. SDC-based PURE Hard Surface completely kills resistant pathogens like MRSA and Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-1) and also effectively eliminates dangerous fungi and viruses including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Norovirus, Influenza A, Avian Influenza and H1N1 as well as hazardous food pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. PURE Hard Surface delivers powerful broad-spectrum efficacy while remaining classified as least-toxic (Category IV) by the US EPA, and its active ingredient, SDC, has been determined Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a biocide on food processing equipment, machinery and utensils.
PURE’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Floor Cleaner concentrates are non-toxic, environmentally responsible cleaning products protected by SDC, a natural, non-toxic antimicrobial. SDC ensures the quality and safety of PURE Floor Cleaner and PURE Multi-Purpose Cleaner without human or environmental exposure to toxic chemical preservatives. PURE Floor Cleaner and PURE Multi-Purpose cleaner are non-flammable and contain no EDTA, phosphates, ammonia or bleach as well as no VOCs or NPEs. PURE Floor Cleaner and PURE Multi-Purpose Cleaner provide professional strength cleaning in a concentrate formula that yields a 1:128 use dilution that is safe for use on all resilient surfaces. The PURE Complete system strengthens infection control and sustainability programs while providing a cost-effective and user-friendly solution.
About Intercon Chemical Company and Clearly Better Solutions.
Privately owned Intercon Chemical Company in St. Louis, Missouri, employees more than 150 people at its 250,000 square foot FDA and EPA-registered cGMP compliant manufacturing facility. Intercon has operated for more than 30 years in the cleaning and sanitation chemical manufacturing and service industries with expertise in formulating, manufacturing and marketing liquids, powders and solids as well as packaging and labeling. Intercon provides state-of-the-art chemical products and programs to its network of distributors in multiple markets, including: facility management companies, janitorial supply companies, food service sanitation, healthcare and infection control, commercial floor care, critical process cleaning, food processing facility maintenance, institutional laundry, contract packaging and green products. For more information about Intercon Chemical Company, please visit www.interconchemical.com. Intercon’s Clearly Better brand products and programs are designed to bring breakthrough cleaning, disinfection, sanitization, skin care, air treatment and odor control technologies to market that offer innovative solutions to solve problems not adequately addressed by current options. Clearly Better offers programs under its Smart Drains, Smart Floors, Smart Air, Clearly Better Scents and Clearly Better Medical brands. More information is available at www.clearlybetter.com.
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and markets technology-based bioscience products that provide solutions to numerous global health challenges, including Staph (MRSA). PURE’s proprietary high efficacy/low toxicity bioscience technologies, including its silver dihydrogen citrate-based antimicrobials, represent innovative advances in diverse markets and lead today’s global trend toward industry and consumer use of “green” products while providing competitive advantages in efficacy and safety. Patented SDC is an electrolytically generated source of stabilized ionic silver, which formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from competitors in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
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PURE Bioscience Investor Contact: PURE Bioscience Media Contact: PURE Business Contact:
Don Markley, Senior Vice President Michael Gallo James McClenahan, VP Sales
LHA Gutenberg Communications (619) 596-8600, ext. 145
(310) 691-7100 (212) 239-8594 email@example.com
Clearly Better Solutions/Intercon: Clearly Better Medical:
Jim Epstein, President Neal Wieselman, Division VP
888-770-3434 ext.302 888-770-3434 ext.303