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October 14, 2016

SafeTraces, Inc. Receives US Food Grant

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SafeTraces Receives USFDA Grant

SafeTraces, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that is developing ground-breaking food safety solutions, today announced that it received a prestigious grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant will enable the company to advance the development of its cutting-edge method for verification of sanitization in food processing facilities. This novel method uses FDA-approved, non-living materials that are engineered to behave like pathogens, such as E coli, salmonella, and listeria. These pathogens are frequently implicated in outbreaks that sicken thousands of people each year. Control of these pathogens in food processing facilities is difficult. Present methods available to producers to ensure proper levels of sanitation are expensive, time consuming, frequently inconclusive and, as a result, not practical."Our work is providing a rapid, safe, on-site method to verify sanitation in food processing operations," said Anthony Zografos, Founder and CEO. "Because our method is so fast, it allows producers and processors to intervene quickly, if necessary. It takes many hours or days to get results using existing methods – it takes minutes with SafeTracers™. SafeTracers™ not only help improve food safety and quality; they also help reduce processing costs. We are very excited about the FDA grant and are confident that our method will further support and enhance the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act."SafeTraces, Inc. is a food safety solutions company providing disruptive solutions for food traceability, purity verification, and sanitation verification. For further information, please contact: or go to:


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