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TOMI Environmental Solutions Advances SteraMist Disinfection in the Food Safety Industry

10 August 2022

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (“TOMI”) (NASDAQ: TOMZ), a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination solutions, announces that TOMI’s SteraMist disinfection continues to make advancements in the Food Safety Industry.

Earlier this month, TOMI presented its products at the International Association for Food Production Annual Meeting, where renowned food safety, academic, and governmental professionals attended. The Company demonstrated its SteraMist iHP cold plasma technology and how SteraMist preserves the shelf life of produce. A poster summarizing the fourth and latest published paper by the USDA was presented at the meeting, which stated that “H2O2 residues on the surface of tomato fruit decreased rapidly after the treatment.” Disinfecting food while leaving no residue on food is particularly important to maintain the quality and freshness of the product, and we believe that SteraMist, which uses H2O2 solutions, is capable of providing this important advantage.

TOMI has been working with partners to produce additional studies assessing the effectiveness of SteraMist iHP technology in killing commonly found pathogens on surfaces and produce. A recent study was conducted in a large-scale CEA vertical farm (Kalera Inc.) using 7.8% BIT Solution and SteraMist equipment. Molds such as Alternaria (Ulocladium), Aspergillus/Pennicillum, Acremonium++, and Botrytis levels went from high/medium to non-existent/nondetectable showing a dramatic reduction of fungal growth and mold spores after the use of SteraMist disinfection. With a notable efficacy against Alternaria, a species causing 20% yield loss in annual vegetable production, SteraMist is able to reduce the amount of shrinkage and, in turn, reduce labor costs with the ease-of-use and no dwell time or no wiping needed.

“SteraMist partners that conduct these studies and testing, such as the USDA and IESC, are critical to ensure that we develop the optimal solution to protect our food from pathogens and contamination. We believe that the food safety industry is following the same path as life sciences companies for TOMI in terms of thinking and implementing disinfection measures. Multiple studies, trials and requirement were developed before SteraMist was accepted in the life sciences industry,” Elissa (E.J.) Shane, COO of TOMI, states. “After proven success, SteraMist has set a standard for effective disinfection in the life sciences industry, and we believe that is the same course the food safety industry is taking. In time, we believe SteraMist will become the food safety industry standard for disinfection as well.”

TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc.: Innovating for a safer world®  

TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMZ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for disinfection through the manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology ® (BIT™) platform. Invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, BIT™ solution utilizes a low percentage hydrogen peroxide as its only active ingredient and uses patented ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP™) technology in all SteraMist systems to create superior disinfection. TOMI products are designed to service a broad spectrum of use sites, including, but not limited to, hospitals and medical facilities, biosafety labs, pharmaceutical facilities, commercial and office buildings, schools, restaurants, meat and produce processing facilities, and police and fire departments. 
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