Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. Urges Use of Its Disinfectant PERFORMACIDE® to Protect Against E. coli in Restaurants

Thursday, November 5, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2015– Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. today said that the recent announcement by a large fast food chain that they are temporarily closing multiple locations in two states due to consumers being sickened by E. coli, means that restaurants should use PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant as a sanitizer for hard, non-porous, food-contact surfaces.

PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, Chlorine Dioxide generator pouch system for disinfecting, sanitizing and deodorizing without the need to wipe or rinse, and it leaves no harmful residue. 

PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered sanitizer for use on previously cleaned food preparation surfaces at an exposure time of one minute, and is proven effective against both E. coli, and E. coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella typhimurium.

When used according to directed dilution rates, PERFORMACIDE® does not require rinsing after use, and it does not leave any harmful residues on the treated surface.  In addition to treating food contact surfaces, PERFORMACIDE® may be used on previously cleaned fountain drink and beverage dispensers; glassware, plates, eating utensils, and food and beverage processing equipment.  PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed or wiped onto surfaces and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces.

About PERFORMACIDE®: When PERFORMACIDE®’s patented pouch is immersed in water, it creates a concentrated chlorine dioxide solution for disinfecting, sanitizing and deodorizing.  PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered as a hospital grade disinfectant, sanitizer, tuberculocide, virucide, fungicide and deodorizer and is manufactured by Ocean Bio-Chem’s subsidiary – Odor Star, LLC., with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and manufacturing facilities in Montgomery, Al.

About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of appearance, performance, and maintenance products serving the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets.  We also manufacture, market and distribute products incorporating a patented device for producing chlorine dioxide, designed to safely prevent and eliminate odors related to mold, mildew and other sources of unpleasant odors, as well as disinfectant products, marketed under the Performacide® trademark, that also incorporate the patented device.  In addition, the Company produces private label formulations of many of its products for various customers and provides custom blending and packaging services for these and other products. It manufactures and distributes its products in a 300,000 s.f. facility in Montgomery, Alabama, from which they are distributed across the globe.

The Company trades publicly under NASDAQ Capital Markets, Ticker Symbol: OBCI.

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