Rochester Meat Company Signs Electronic Pasteurization Agreement With Titan's SureBeam Corporation

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from SureBeam Corporation

    SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq:   SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system for food --
 announced today that Rochester Meat Company, a manufacturer of high quality,
 ground beef products, portion cut steaks and pork products sold nationwide to
 the Foodservice Industry, has signed an exclusive multiyear agreement to
 evaluate the use of SureBeam's technology on its ground beef product line.
     Under the terms of the agreement, SureBeam Corporation will be the sole
 provider of electronic pasteurization services.  Rochester Meat Company joins
 the lengthy list of prominent national food producers -- including IBP,
 Cargill, Emmpak Foods, Huisken Meats, Tyson Foods, Del Monte Foods, American
 Foodservice, United Food Group and Omaha Steaks -- who have committed to
 safeguarding the quality of their products through the use of SureBeam(R)
 technology.
     "The production of safe, high-quality ground beef products has always been
 a top priority at Rochester Meat Company.  We have always been proactive in
 regards to utilizing new as well as existing technology at our company.  We
 take food safety very seriously," said Neal E. Karels, Rochester Meat's vice
 president.  "We believe the SureBeam(R) system is the best technology
 available to provide an additional safeguard for ensuring and producing the
 safest, highest quality ground beef product possible.  Working together with
 SureBeam, we are excited about the additional choices we will be able to offer
 our customers."
     Similar to a microwave oven, the SureBeam(R) system uses ordinary
 electricity as its energy source to pasteurize food after it has been
 processed and packaged.  SureBeam's patented technology eliminates instantly
 the threat of harmful food-borne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, Listeria,
 Campylobacter and Salmonella without compromising its texture, taste, or
 nutritional value.
 
     Established in 1971, Rochester Meat Company is a privately held company,
 employing over 250 people at its Rochester, Minnesota plant.
 
     SureBeam Corporation was created, built, and launched by The Titan
 Corporation (NYSE:   TTN) in an initial public offering on March 16.
 
     Headquartered in San Diego, California, SureBeam is a leading provider of
 electronic pasteurization systems and services for the food industry.
 SureBeam's technology improves food safety, prolongs shelf life, and provides
 disinfestation, without compromising taste, texture or nutritional value.  The
 SureBeam(R) patented electronic pasteurization process is based on proven
 electron beam technology that instantly destroys harmful food-borne bacteria.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: The statements contained in this release, which are not historical
 facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 Examples of such forward-looking statements include the expected processing by
 this agreement.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or
 implied by forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include
 the risks associated with the Company's entry into new commercial food
 pasteurization markets that require the company to develop demand for its
 product, its ability to access the capital markets and other risks described
 in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings."
 
                  Media Contact:  Wil Williams, Vice President
         Corporate Communications (858) 552-9724 or wwilliams@titan.com
 
           Investor Relations Contact: Rochelle Bold, Vice President
             Investor Relations (858) 552-9400 or invest@titan.com
 
        If you would like to receive press releases via electronic mail,
                     please contact media@surebeamcorp.com
 
         Press Releases and other SureBeam information are available on
    SureBeam Corporation's World Wide Web site: http://www.surebeamcorp.com
 
 

SOURCE SureBeam Corporation
    SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq:   SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system for food --
 announced today that Rochester Meat Company, a manufacturer of high quality,
 ground beef products, portion cut steaks and pork products sold nationwide to
 the Foodservice Industry, has signed an exclusive multiyear agreement to
 evaluate the use of SureBeam's technology on its ground beef product line.
     Under the terms of the agreement, SureBeam Corporation will be the sole
 provider of electronic pasteurization services.  Rochester Meat Company joins
 the lengthy list of prominent national food producers -- including IBP,
 Cargill, Emmpak Foods, Huisken Meats, Tyson Foods, Del Monte Foods, American
 Foodservice, United Food Group and Omaha Steaks -- who have committed to
 safeguarding the quality of their products through the use of SureBeam(R)
 technology.
     "The production of safe, high-quality ground beef products has always been
 a top priority at Rochester Meat Company.  We have always been proactive in
 regards to utilizing new as well as existing technology at our company.  We
 take food safety very seriously," said Neal E. Karels, Rochester Meat's vice
 president.  "We believe the SureBeam(R) system is the best technology
 available to provide an additional safeguard for ensuring and producing the
 safest, highest quality ground beef product possible.  Working together with
 SureBeam, we are excited about the additional choices we will be able to offer
 our customers."
     Similar to a microwave oven, the SureBeam(R) system uses ordinary
 electricity as its energy source to pasteurize food after it has been
 processed and packaged.  SureBeam's patented technology eliminates instantly
 the threat of harmful food-borne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, Listeria,
 Campylobacter and Salmonella without compromising its texture, taste, or
 nutritional value.
 
     Established in 1971, Rochester Meat Company is a privately held company,
 employing over 250 people at its Rochester, Minnesota plant.
 
     SureBeam Corporation was created, built, and launched by The Titan
 Corporation (NYSE:   TTN) in an initial public offering on March 16.
 
     Headquartered in San Diego, California, SureBeam is a leading provider of
 electronic pasteurization systems and services for the food industry.
 SureBeam's technology improves food safety, prolongs shelf life, and provides
 disinfestation, without compromising taste, texture or nutritional value.  The
 SureBeam(R) patented electronic pasteurization process is based on proven
 electron beam technology that instantly destroys harmful food-borne bacteria.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: The statements contained in this release, which are not historical
 facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 Examples of such forward-looking statements include the expected processing by
 this agreement.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or
 implied by forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include
 the risks associated with the Company's entry into new commercial food
 pasteurization markets that require the company to develop demand for its
 product, its ability to access the capital markets and other risks described
 in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings."
 
                  Media Contact:  Wil Williams, Vice President
         Corporate Communications (858) 552-9724 or wwilliams@titan.com
 
           Investor Relations Contact: Rochelle Bold, Vice President
             Investor Relations (858) 552-9400 or invest@titan.com
 
        If you would like to receive press releases via electronic mail,
                     please contact media@surebeamcorp.com
 
         Press Releases and other SureBeam information are available on
    SureBeam Corporation's World Wide Web site: http://www.surebeamcorp.com
 
 SOURCE  SureBeam Corporation

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