Food Safe backs heightened inspections
May 20, 2003 12:00 PM, from staff and wire reportsFood Safe Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Aquentium Inc, supports the proposed legislation by Sen Dick Durbin of Illinois that calls for increased food safety inspections for school meals.
Durbin’s bill would give the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the authority to test foods that are purchased commercially for salmonella, E coli, and listeria.
Food Safe has developed processes that kill pathogens and bacteria and also extend shelf life for fruits and vegetables. This process also removes pesticides and can guarantee not only a food-safe product at the processing and packing levels, but also all the way through the transportation and distribution channels until the product is delivered to the customer.
According to the USDA, less than 2% of all fruits and vegetables are free of pathogens, or germs, at the initial packing point, with greater risk of pathogen growth during distribution. The food industry in the United States currently is an $800 billion market.