FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI) announced today: With the recent outbreaks of Norovirus causing school closures, the CDC has published guidelines including the recommendation of cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant registered as effective against Norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered for killing Norovirus in schools, cafeterias, colleges, day care centers, hotels, and public eating places.
In addition to Norovirus outbreaks in schools, the CDC has recommended in their Vessel Sanitation Operations Manual the use of a Halogen-based disinfectant and sanitizer for cleanup and disinfection of contaminated areas in cruise ships. PERFORMACIDE® utilizes activated chlorine dioxide, a Halogen-based EPA registered disinfectant that is effective against Norovirus. PERFORMACIDE® is perfect for disinfecting hard non-porous surfaces after contamination by fecal and vomit accidents. Having many versatile applications PERFORMACIDE® can also be used throughout the vessel especially in private cabins with hot tubs and whirlpool spas. In addition to killing Norovirus, PERFORMACIDE® is also proven effective against Salmonella, Staphylcoccus, E-coli, and Listeria.
Peter Dornau went on to say that "PERFORMACIDE® is the perfect choice for these types of institutional cleaning practices as it can be simply sprayed on surfaces such as door handles, chairs, faucets, sneeze guards, and sports equipment. Once PERFORMACIDE® is sprayed on a hard surface and allowed to air dry, it does not require any rinsing because it does not leave residues on surfaces. Please visit our web site: www.performacide.com and click on the "where to buy" or the "product" tab for product availability."
About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. manufactures, markets and distributes a broad line of appearance and maintenance products for the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets under the Star brite®, Star Tron®, Odor Star®, PERFORMACIDE® and other brand names within the United States of America and Canada. 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. The Company also manufactures, markets and distributes a line of disinfectant, sanitizing and deodorizing products under the Star brite® and PERFORMACIDE® brand names.
The Company trades publicly under NASDAQ Capital Markets, Ticker Symbol: OBCI.
Certain statements contained in this Press Release, including without limitation, our ability to market and sell PERFORMACIDE® in the hospital and health care sectors constitute forward-looking statements. For this purpose, any statements contained in this report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "believe," "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," or "could," including the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect these results include, but are not limited to, the highly competitive nature of our industry; reliance on certain key customers; changes in consumer demand for marine, recreational vehicle and automotive products; advertising and promotional efforts; unanticipated litigation developments; exposure to market risks relating to changes in interest rates, foreign exchange rates, prices for raw materials that are petroleum or chemical based and other factors addressed in Part I, Item 1A ("Risk Factors") in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Contact: Jeff Barocas, 1-954-587-6280
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