With foodborne illness at an all-time high, the need for an effective, broad-spectrum antimicrobial that is safe for human consumption is greater than ever before
Otterburn Park, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
Biosecur Lab, Inc., a privately held, Canadian-based company specializing in the research and development of plant-based bio-ingredients, today announced that testing conducted by an independent lab has conclusively demonstrated that its proprietary BIOSECUR™ product line is highly effective against the most prevalent and deadly foodborne pathogens. Certified Organic by the NOP/USDA and ECOCERT in October 2009, BIOSECUR is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, preservative and disinfectant that is safe for human consumption and use, as well as the environment, providing a healthy, chemical-free alternative for preservation and disinfection needs critical in the food industry.
According to a recently released study initiated by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Georgetown University, foodborne pathogens are responsible for illnesses resulting in more than $152 billion in health-related expenses each year in the United States alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention further estimate that 76 million people get sick each year with foodborne illness, resulting in 5,000 related deaths, making this one of the most costly and serious health issues in the U.S.
Independent third-party lab tests conducted in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) protocol demonstrated that BIOSECUR kills more than 99.999% of common bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli, just 15- to 30-seconds after contact, making it a highly effective solution for combating even the most dangerous foodborne pathogens and ideal for use within the food industry.
Since announcing its NOP/USDA and ECOCERT Organic Certification in November 2009, BIOSECUR Labs has received an unprecedented volume of new orders and test sample requests, predominantly from companies within the food industry, beverage makers with a critical interest in combating foodborne pathogens, and cosmetic manufacturers. In light of this heightened interest level and the recently released findings regarding the serious national health threat associated with foodborne illnesses, BIOSECUR Labs has made the decision to reduce the volume pricing structure for its BIOSECUR product line in order to make it more affordable for widespread use within the beverage and food industry, as well as other applications.
“With foodborne illness at an all-time high, the need for an effective, broad-spectrum antimicrobial that is safe for human consumption is greater than ever before,” said Biosecur Lab president Yves Methot. “Non-toxic, environmentally safe and Certified Organic, BIOSECUR is a healthy, ‘green’ alternative to synthetic chemical preservatives and ideal for use in many market segments, and particularly within the food industry,” Methot concluded.
Biosecur Lab was founded in 2000 in response to growing awareness and concern regarding the use of chemical additives in food, personal care products and other consumer and industrial products. A highly effective preservative derived from 100% organic citrus fruit (does not contain grapefruit), BIOSECUR provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy and is highly effective against bacteria, fungi and yeast. It is also 100% water soluble, making it easy to incorporate within both new and existing formulations. The potential applications for BIOSECUR are virtually unlimited.
To learn more about the BIOSECUR product line or how food industry companies can incorporate BIOSECUR as an organic preservative and disinfectant to combat foodborne pathogens, visit http://www.biosecur.com or call (949) 273-0600. Free BIOSECUR test samples may be ordered directly from http://www.biosecur.com.
About Biosecur Lab
Founded in 2000, BioSecur Lab, Inc. specializes in the research and development of plant-based substances with antimicrobial properties that work against foodborne pathogens, such as bacteria, yeast and fungus. Ongoing research in our laboratories and with leading university researchers continues to define all the potential applications for BIOSECUR. The BIOSECUR family of products provides the platform for safety in several applications, including the food industry. As an organic broad-spectrum, water-soluble antimicrobial solution, BIOSECUR possesses antibacterial, bacteriostatic, antifungal, antiseptic and disinfectant characteristics. Biosecur Lab is in the process of building a worldwide distributor network and is working with international regulatory agencies to obtain certifications and approvals that assure BIOSECUR’s efficacy, safety and quality.
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