WW Johnson Meat Company to Use SureBeam(R) Electronic Pasteurization System on Fresh Ground Beef Products

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from SureBeam Corporation

    SAN DIEGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq: SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system -- today
 announced that Minneapolis-based WW Johnson Meat Company has joined the
 lengthening list of leading food processors committed to providing safer meat
 products through the use of SureBeam(R) technology.
     "For 55 years, the WW Johnson name has been synonymous with quality meats
 for the food service industry," said Thomas M. Racciatti, WW Johnson Meat
 Company's president.  "We are committed to using the latest technological
 innovations to ensure that our customers continue to receive from WW Johnson
 the best tasting, highest quality ground beef products on the market.
 SureBeam enhances the safety of our fresh ground beef and the well being of
 our customers, just like milk pasteurization ensures the quality of milk and
 the safety of our children."
     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 food quality.
     According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne diseases strike
 76 million Americans annually, leading to more than 5,000 deaths --
 predominately among children, the elderly, and the unborn.  The SureBeam(R)
 technology is designed to help decrease the incidence of food-borne illnesses.
     SureBeam's technology has won the support of many of the nation's most
 prestigious food processors -- including IBP, Cargill, Emmpak Foods, Huisken
 Meats, Tyson Foods, Del Monte Foods, American Foodservice, United Food Group,
 and Omaha Steaks.  Introduced to the American consumer in May 2000, SureBeam
 electronically pasteurized hamburgers are sold across the nation in either
 supermarkets or by home delivery.
 
     Founded in 1946, WW Johnson Meat Company provides ground beef products and
 patties to the food service industry -- such as hospitals, elderly care
 organizations, and restaurants -- located throughout the Midwest.
 
     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 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SureBeam Corporation (Nasdaq: SURE) --
 innovator of the nation's first electronic pasteurization system -- today
 announced that Minneapolis-based WW Johnson Meat Company has joined the
 lengthening list of leading food processors committed to providing safer meat
 products through the use of SureBeam(R) technology.
     "For 55 years, the WW Johnson name has been synonymous with quality meats
 for the food service industry," said Thomas M. Racciatti, WW Johnson Meat
 Company's president.  "We are committed to using the latest technological
 innovations to ensure that our customers continue to receive from WW Johnson
 the best tasting, highest quality ground beef products on the market.
 SureBeam enhances the safety of our fresh ground beef and the well being of
 our customers, just like milk pasteurization ensures the quality of milk and
 the safety of our children."
     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 food quality.
     According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne diseases strike
 76 million Americans annually, leading to more than 5,000 deaths --
 predominately among children, the elderly, and the unborn.  The SureBeam(R)
 technology is designed to help decrease the incidence of food-borne illnesses.
     SureBeam's technology has won the support of many of the nation's most
 prestigious food processors -- including IBP, Cargill, Emmpak Foods, Huisken
 Meats, Tyson Foods, Del Monte Foods, American Foodservice, United Food Group,
 and Omaha Steaks.  Introduced to the American consumer in May 2000, SureBeam
 electronically pasteurized hamburgers are sold across the nation in either
 supermarkets or by home delivery.
 
     Founded in 1946, WW Johnson Meat Company provides ground beef products and
 patties to the food service industry -- such as hospitals, elderly care
 organizations, and restaurants -- located throughout the Midwest.
 
     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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