Bird Flu virus targeted
e-FoodSafety.com (EFSF), a company that provides effective methods and products to ensure the safety of fruits, vegetables and meats, announced through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Knock-Out Technologies, Ltd., that the Company has commenced testing the Big Six Germicidal on the H5 virus family, which is responsible for the avian influenza epidemic, otherwise known as “bird flu.” As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a recent resurgence of avian influenza strains within 6 countries of the Asiatic region. There have been confirmed cases in both humans and poultry, with death resulting. Similar highly pathogenic outbreaks had occurred within 8 Asian countries not even a year earlier, where the influenza had been believed to be contained.
Knock-Out Technol-ogies, Ltd. has negotiated with an EPA licensed laboratory that specializes in viral and bacterial testing to test the Big Six Germicidal on the bird flu virus. According to Robert Bowker, President of Knock-Out Technologies, Inc., testing will be conducted on hard surfaces contaminated with the virus since the parameters of the virus’ transmission and potency haven’t been ascertained.
“Our track record for bacterial eradication to date has been on the mark. We will implement that same fervor in our attempts to develop an antiviral solution to this mounting occurrence,” stated Mark Taggatz, President and CEO of e-FoodSafety.com, Inc.
The Company anticipates receiving initial screening results from the products undergoing testing prior to its third quarter ending January 31, 2004.