Square-H Brands Joins Food Industry Movement to Provide Higher Quality Foods Using SureBeam(R) Electronic Pasteurization

Square-H Serves 11 States; Exports to Mexico and Pacific Rim



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from SureBeam Corporation

    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq: SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system -- today
 announced that California-based Square-H Brands, Inc., a manufacturer of high
 quality ready-to-eat processed meats and ready-to-cook marinated meats, has
 signed a multiyear agreement to evaluate the use of SureBeam's technology on
 its product lines.
     Square-H joins the lengthening list of processed food producers who have
 signed agreements with SureBeam in anticipation of the FDA/USDA approval of
 SureBeam technology as a means to eliminate harmful bacteria in processed
 foods.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne diseases
 strike 76 million Americans annually, leading to more than 5,000 deaths --
 predominantly among children, the elderly, and the unborn.  The SureBeam(R)
 technology is designed to help decrease the incidence of food-borne illnesses.
     "We put the safety of our customers and the quality of our products
 first," said Henry Haskell, Square-H Brands' President and CEO.  "We want the
 American consumer to have the choice of buying a safer product and SureBeam's
 technology can provide them with that option.  It's the best technology we are
 aware of for ensuring the safety of our products, and we believe that's what
 our customers deserve, want and will buy."
      Similar to a microwave oven, the SureBeam(R) electronic pasteurization
 system uses electricity as its energy source to pasteurize food after it has
 been processed and packaged.  SureBeam's technology generates a beam of
 accelerated electrons (called an electron beam) from electricity.  The beam is
 scanned across a food product, instantly eliminating the threat from harmful
 food-borne bacteria such as E. Coli O157:H7, Listeria, Campylobacter and
 Salmonella without compromising a product's quality.
     Headquartered in Vernon, California, Square-H Brands products are
 available in 11 states throughout the west, as well as in Mexico and the
 Pacific Rim.  The Bill Bailey's(R) brand includes a line of premium
 ready-to-cook marinated meats, and the Hoffy(R) brand offers a broad line of
 bacon and ready-to-eat hot dogs and sausage products.
     "This new agreement with Square-H underscores that SureBeam(R) is the
 growing technology of choice for the food processing industry.  It also
 represents another significant step towards making SureBeam the nation's
 premier company in the electronic food pasteurization market and the
 technology of choice for the American consumer," said Larry Oberkfell,
 President and CEO of SureBeam Corporation.
     Reflecting a growing consumer demand, SureBeam electronically pasteurized
 products are sold across the nation in over 2,000 supermarkets, as well as by
 home delivery and through food service.
 
     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.  The SureBeam(R) patented electronic pasteurization process is
 based on proven electron beam and x-ray 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 approval by
 approval of the FDA & USDA use of SureBeam technology on processed foods,
 anticipated use of the technology by processors, and consumer acceptance.
 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
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq: SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system -- today
 announced that California-based Square-H Brands, Inc., a manufacturer of high
 quality ready-to-eat processed meats and ready-to-cook marinated meats, has
 signed a multiyear agreement to evaluate the use of SureBeam's technology on
 its product lines.
     Square-H joins the lengthening list of processed food producers who have
 signed agreements with SureBeam in anticipation of the FDA/USDA approval of
 SureBeam technology as a means to eliminate harmful bacteria in processed
 foods.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne diseases
 strike 76 million Americans annually, leading to more than 5,000 deaths --
 predominantly among children, the elderly, and the unborn.  The SureBeam(R)
 technology is designed to help decrease the incidence of food-borne illnesses.
     "We put the safety of our customers and the quality of our products
 first," said Henry Haskell, Square-H Brands' President and CEO.  "We want the
 American consumer to have the choice of buying a safer product and SureBeam's
 technology can provide them with that option.  It's the best technology we are
 aware of for ensuring the safety of our products, and we believe that's what
 our customers deserve, want and will buy."
      Similar to a microwave oven, the SureBeam(R) electronic pasteurization
 system uses electricity as its energy source to pasteurize food after it has
 been processed and packaged.  SureBeam's technology generates a beam of
 accelerated electrons (called an electron beam) from electricity.  The beam is
 scanned across a food product, instantly eliminating the threat from harmful
 food-borne bacteria such as E. Coli O157:H7, Listeria, Campylobacter and
 Salmonella without compromising a product's quality.
     Headquartered in Vernon, California, Square-H Brands products are
 available in 11 states throughout the west, as well as in Mexico and the
 Pacific Rim.  The Bill Bailey's(R) brand includes a line of premium
 ready-to-cook marinated meats, and the Hoffy(R) brand offers a broad line of
 bacon and ready-to-eat hot dogs and sausage products.
     "This new agreement with Square-H underscores that SureBeam(R) is the
 growing technology of choice for the food processing industry.  It also
 represents another significant step towards making SureBeam the nation's
 premier company in the electronic food pasteurization market and the
 technology of choice for the American consumer," said Larry Oberkfell,
 President and CEO of SureBeam Corporation.
     Reflecting a growing consumer demand, SureBeam electronically pasteurized
 products are sold across the nation in over 2,000 supermarkets, as well as by
 home delivery and through food service.
 
     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.  The SureBeam(R) patented electronic pasteurization process is
 based on proven electron beam and x-ray 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 approval by
 approval of the FDA & USDA use of SureBeam technology on processed foods,
 anticipated use of the technology by processors, and consumer acceptance.
 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
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X23766339
 
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