PURE Bioscience, Inc. ( OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate ( SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the appointment of Jason Kawata as its new Vice President of Technology, Food Division.
Mr. Kawata is an accomplished food industry professional with over 20 years of experience. For the past 17 years, Mr. Kawata served in progressively senior roles at Taylor Farms and was most recently Corporate Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services. In this role, Mr. Kawata helped grow and support Taylor Farms' restaurant, retail and national brands distribution network. Prior to joining Taylor Farms, Mr. Kawata held management positions at San Miguel Produce and Del Monte.
"Having spent my career committed to protecting the United States food chain, I am keenly aware of the various challenges and the need for a safe and efficacious solution. PURE's SDC technology addresses that need by offering a farm-to-plate food safety solution that is truly unique in the industry. I'm excited to help grow the commercial adoption of PURE's FDA and EPA registered solutions across the supply chain," said Mr. Kawata.
"We are pleased to recruit a hands-on food safety professional with a proven track record to support the growth of PURE Bioscience. Mr. Kawata has the knowledge and experience required to enhance and expand PURE's distribution and end-user customer network. He is well-known within the industry as a driver of enhanced food safety and we are proud to welcome him to our team," said Tom Myers, PURE's Chief Operating Officer.
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena. We provide solutions to combat the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, better known as SDC. This is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers 24-hour residual protection and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and mitigation of bacterial resistance. PURE is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California (San Bernardino metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
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