PURE Bioscience Partners with Food Safety and Sanitation Leader Chemstar


PURE Bioscience Partners with Food Safety and Sanitation Leader Chemstar

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:PURE), the creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced an agreement with Florida-based Chemstar Corp. to distribute the PURE Complete System to supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and motels, food service and processing facilities, and healthcare institutions.

For over 30 years Chemstar (www.chemstarcorp.com) has been a leading provider of world-class food safety and sanitation products and services to establishments across North America. The company delivers comprehensive services through its highly educated, trained, and motivated team of food safety professionals. Chemstar also develops, implements, and monitors customized food safety and sanitation solutions that best accommodate a retailer's culture, operations and strategic objectives as related to food handling, preparation and sale.

"We are pleased to welcome Chemstar as a strategic distribution partner for our PURE cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products," said Michael L. Krall, President and CEO of PURE Bioscience. "Chemstar's reputation for leadership and excellence in food safety and sanitation serves as a strong endorsement of our SDC-based products to a wide range of customers in the key markets."

Henry M. Nahmad, CEO of Chemstar, stated, "In our continued commitment to offer best-in-class products and services, Chemstar is excited to promote PURE Hard Surface and the PURE Complete System as an important investment in advanced technology. Implementation of PURE Hard Surface into our clients' food safety and sanitation programs not only provides critical protection against common pathogens found in their operations but also protects their business and their brands."

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 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.

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company's cash position and liquidity requirements, the Company's failure to implement or otherwise achieve the benefits of its strategic initiatives, acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

PURE Bioscience Investor Contact:
Don Markley, Senior Vice President, LHA
Chemstar Corp. Contact:
Jeff Mitchell, Vice President of Food Safety and Service Operations

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