PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, is proud to unveil PURE Control at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo. The newest addition to the PURE Bioscience product line, PURE Control is designed for use in Poultry Processing Facilities.

PURE Control has been developed as an antimicrobial poultry processing aid for direct application to poultry carcasses, parts and organs to reduce pathogen populations. It maximizes microbial control and is highly effective against Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli and many other pathogens.

SDC test results show consistent reductions in pathogen levels, including the potential to reduce Salmonella on raw poultry to below detection levels. The final step in the regulatory approval process for commercialization of SDC-based PURE Control for poultry is to obtain USDA approval. The approval process will involve plant trials with the USDA and are expected to take 45-60 days.

“We believe PURE Control will be an important breakthrough to help make poultry safer for consumers, as raw poultry processors combat prevalent and persistent contaminants,” stated Hank Lambert, CEO of PURE Bioscience. “Attaining FDA approval as a direct food contact processing aid for poultry is a huge milestone for PURE. It marks the first food contact FDA approval for our patented SDC antimicrobial technology. We have also received FDA approval for use as a produce processing aid.”

PURE Control, along with PURE® Hard Surface, provides a complete solution in controlling Salmonella and other pathogens in Poultry Processing Facilities. Together, PURE Control and PURE Hard Surface provide enhanced cross-contamination protection directly on poultry for processing and on food contact surfaces in the processing facility. PURE Bioscience is positioned with a complete solution to make the US food supply safer, addressing the foodborne illness issues that have plagued processors and high-profile retail and restaurant chains.

Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.