LOS ANGELES -- Eco-Safe Systems USA Inc., a leading developer of ozonated water intervention systems, is promoting ozone as the ultimate line of attack against a wide range of contaminants -- including E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria.



"By killing bacteria on contact, ozone can provide the fast food industry with the necessary protection for eliminating the possibility of another deadly E.coli outbreak," said Al Baroudi, president, Food Safety Institute, International (FSI). Baroudi has held executive quality assurance and food safety positions with Yum! Brands, Vons Companies Inc., Safeway Inc., Harry and David, and Borden Inc.



Ozonated water intervention systems address the need to protect the public against a wide range of contaminants that can affect the food supply, from farm to fork. They eliminate the use of harsh chemicals like chlorine, pesticides and bactericides. Ozone in water is also environmentally friendly since it forms regular oxygen within 20-30 minutes of use.



"We are contacting leaders in the fast food industry to make them aware that Ozone delivers many benefits which can increase food quality and safety, at a lower cost to producers and processors," says Michael Elliot, president,
Eco-Safe Systems USA.



Eco-Safe Systems USA's ozonated water intervention systems are compliant with FDA, USDA, and HAACP guidelines -- and the company has received certification from the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Because ozone replaces hazardous chemical usage, foods treated with ozone are compliant with organic standards, too.



Baroudi added, "At a time when some consumer victims are paying for this unneeded and uncontrollable agony with hospitalization, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), or even death, as well as when the nation's growers, restaurants and food retailers are suffering from millions in lost business, ozone is a food-safety intervention that should be used for safety, prevention and to rebuild consumer confidence in the food industry."



SOURCE: Eco-Safe Systems USA Inc. via Market Wire.