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Ecolab, Excel Corp. Sign Exclusive Antimicrobial Spray Deal

November 29, 2000
Wichita, Kan. (PRNewswire) -- Excel Corp., a leading supplier of beef and pork, will begin in-plant testing of a new antimicrobial spray developed by Ecolab Inc. The spray, Inspexx(TM) 200, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The product is based on Ecolab's advanced peroxyacid technology and is effective against pathogens that potentially could contaminate a carcass surface, including Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, and E. coli O157:H7.

Excel has signed an exclusive-use agreement with Ecolab for eight months, during which time Excel will evaluate Inspexx 200 in its processing plants. After that, the spray will be available to the industry.

Ecolab is a global developer and marketer of critical environment sanitation systems and products for institutional, food processing and pharmaceutical markets.