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Pure Bioscience forms scientific advisory board to develop market for SDC antimicrobials

The company behind a new antimicrobial solution for food processing announced on 2 March the formation of a scientific advisory board to assist in developing commercial applications for it.

The solution is based on silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) for which the developer – Pure Bioscience – received a food contact notification (FCN) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2016. The company has previously suffered financially, after it was forced to voluntary withdraw a previous FCN application in November 2014.

Pure Bioscience CEO Hank Lambert explains: ‘Now that we have attained FDA approvals for use of Pure Control as a direct food contact processing aid for both fresh produce, and raw poultry, our company is at an important inflection point.

'We have established a scientific advisory board to deepen our resources and advance our corporate initiatives, as we establish our superior SDC antimicrobial technology as a solution to further the cause of a safer food supply.’

The board will be led by emeritus professor of food safety and security at Kansas State University James Marsden. He has already worked as a consultant with Pure Bioscience since 2013, supporting its FCN approval programme.

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