New Product Might Have Prevented Walmart Deli Meat Recall
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Miami, Florida ( Preserv Post Harvest Wash might have prevented the listeria contamination that resulted in a voluntary recall of almost 400,000 pounds of deli meat, according to EnviroGreen Global Solutions, Inc. Chief Development Officer William Billows, PhD. This meat, which was processed by a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Incorporated and sold exclusively at Walmart, was found to contain potentially fatal bacteria after random sampling. According to the USDA, the disease that results from this food-borne pathogen, listeriosis, can cause fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, as well as miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

The FDA’s Consumer Magazine states that listeria bacteria are exceptionally tough and can thrive even in refrigerators and freezers. Dr. Billows explains, “Deli items can become contaminated anywhere along the supply chain, and standard safety measures aren’t always enough. Treating ready-to-eat foods like these with PreservPost Harvest Wash at the packaging facility will provide extended protection against listeria and other food-borne pathogens for up to twenty one days. This solution represents an extra safeguard for food distributors who are concerned about their customers’ health and safety, as well as the operational, insurance and legal costs associated with a recall like this.”

Preserv is unique in this ability to provide extended residual protection on ready-to-eat foods, and EGS Inc. is redoubling its outreach efforts to the food processing industry in the hopes of preventing future incidents like this. As Dr. Billows explains, "No other product on the market today can safely and effectively eliminate multiple food-borne pathogens and maintain a defense against them for weeks.”

Preserv is EPA-approved with exempt status for human consumption, highly cost-effective due to the residual protection it affords, has just received approval for organic certification, and is easy to use without the need for expensive equipment. To order a test kit of Preserv, email

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