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Safety Seed- 3rd test:

We completed our third test of the Safety Seed with McCoy & McCoy. Again we show that we are averaging 3 or more logs reduction across all pathogens. With the previous tests we used Alfalfa, so this time we choose to include a cross section of seeds to confirm it worked on other seeds.

The results are as follows:

Seed - E. Coli 0157:H7

  • Alfalfa – 6.56 log reduction
  • Clover - 3.56 log reduction
  • Onion – 6.00 log reduction

Seed - Salmonella typhi

  • Alfalfa - 2.39 log reduction
  • Clover - 3.70 log reduction
  • Onion - 4.27 log reduction

Seed - Listeria monocytogenes

  • Alfalfa - 5.96 log reduction
  • Clover - 4.90 log reduction
  • Onion - 6.50 log reduction

The test was a success in showing that the seed type is not a significant factor in the killing power of the treatment. Salmonella was particularly low this time in alfalfa, but the previous two tests show it averaging near 3 logs consistently.
The use of Safety Seed, plus Calcium Hypochlorite which in our tests, published works, and the recent

Caudill Sprouting - Safety Seed Seal

work done by BBP/IEH/Scholl group shows that you should expect at least two logs, then means that five plus logs are possible on conventional seed.
We continue our R&D to fine tune Safety Seed, and have recently purchased new state of the art equipment in our attempt to keep progressing towards the supplying you organic seed with significant pathogen reduction. Our R&D group is working hard on this and we will certainly keep you appraised if our effort pays off.

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