WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems. Using a propane-based refrigerant in an air conditioner that is not designed to use propane or flammable refrigerants poses a threat to homeowners as well as service technicians, because systems that are recharged with an unapproved alternative called “22a” can catch fire or explode, resulting in injury and property damage. EPA continues to investigate instances where propane-based refrigerants have been illegally marketed and used as substitutes for HCFC-22 (R-22) and will continue to take enforcement actions where appropriate.
“Using an unapproved, flammable refrigerant in a system that wasn’t designed to address flammability can lead to serious consequences, including explosion or injury in the worst cases,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “As the summer cooling season gets started, we want to make sure consumers and equipment owners know what is going into their system is safe.”
A number of refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons, such as propane, and are being marketed to consumers and contractors seeking to recharge existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems that were not designed to use propane or other flammable refrigerants. As a result, EPA recently proposed that 22a and other highly flammable refrigerants are unacceptable for use in existing central air-conditioning systems because they pose significantly more risk to public health or the environment than acceptable substitutes. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act, EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program evaluates chemicals and technologies on an ongoing basis within a
Sentiment: Strong Buy
So I listened to the presentation and the slides / all talk about big companies with names doing studies/ everyone of these big companies are covered by analysts and if they had important projects that could possibly reduce food safety risk and these test looked positive these sharp analysts would know about it and begin to show interest in the vendor. Why make a presentation when you have ZERO real results to talk about , who would benefit. He talks about the quality and experience of management, who cares people only are interested in some kind of positive indication of a marketable product .
They mentioned they have 2 retail distributors outlets and did not mention any institutional foodservice distributors. But they did say they would have more news on Thrive oil distribution soon. Since this teaser was made on the call I think when announced it will be a big revenue producer.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
CRF Frozen Foods is expanding a recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables over possible listeria contamination.
The recall includes some 358 products sold under 42 brand names, including items like kale, potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, broccoli and various vegetable medleys, among others.
The products were sold at retailers nationwide, including Trader Joe’s and Costco, with “best buy” dates bewteen April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.
So far, eight people have become sick due to the outbreak and several have been sent to the hospital after contracting the illness, CBS2 reported.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, CRF Frozen Foods suspended production at its Washington factory on Monday, pending further investigation into the contamination.
Listeria is a food-borne illness commonly found in raw food. Symptoms include nausea and abdominal pain, headaches, stiffness and fever. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with weaker immune systems are at risk for more serious complications.
Say that what you contemplate is correct , that the products work & the organization is not capable of selling something that actually is needed. If that is the case why has not some sharp sales organization not actually forced them out and taken over the company???? When there actually is a product that solves a problem and has barriers to entry and a huge TAM opportunist smell this and act. A six million dollar investment is only made after plenty of research about credibility and demand , I admit to being confused.
We all have read and many have tried Thrive oil . 100% of the articles and comments have been very enthusiastic and say it is a better and healthier product. What I have not heard much about is the response from the institutional food service business. I am looking forward to hear about what is taking place and when actual sales are really going to start . Over the summer & fall there are many important institutional food shows in the USA & all over the world. Now is the time for them to expose their plans.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Imagine a gluten-free brownie that tastes incredible, has healthy ingredients and almost no sugar. With only 7 net carbs, the Paka Cake Brownie mix is conveniently packaged in a 12 Oz. box, and makes 16 delicious squares. It will seem like you’re cheating... but you’re not.
Whole Algal Flour
This is a whole food ingredient that is free from allergens, vegan, not bioengineered, and gluten free. It significantly improves mouthfeel making each bite richer and creamer. This ingredient is rich in the good fats (monounsaturated fatty acids) that your body needs. This ingredient is trans-fat free and cholesterol free.
new customer Silverfern Brand
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Breaking: Dole faces criminal probe over listeria outbreak involving packaged salads linked to four deaths
They say we have the answer ,4 died and we so far cannot even sell it to Subway. Outrageous and unacceptable.
Very impressive resume
K'ul chocolate first I heard of this customer "His dark chocolate energy bar — fortified with protein-rich algae, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and, for a caffeine jolt, coffee-like guarana powder "
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Compensation for management and incentive are all important if it leads to shareholder return. Company spends plenty of legalize in forming these arrangements . But more important is the fact that for years and years shareholders have had ZERO return, investors at some point must be rewarded for their patience and right now how that is going to happen is the only thing management should be rewarded for. We all know things take time and development , will it ever be our time ?????
Once again a New York thing
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cannot role out over 300 stores/ I still say fairway is a terrific private company but will not make it as a public company in the long run.
The whole industry thinks all these products have no future, based on the facts that their are no offers to buy the company that we have heard or for some active fund to force changes.
I think we have leading edge engineers and researchers. I know we have the best press release writers but after the research and PR we need sales and sales managers that is the job of management. How can a company produce the right stuff while the BOD and top management cannot get any return for the owners??? With out a doubt this will become a B school study on why and how a company fails the owners (stockholders) for years an years. I am a long term owner I know how long it takes and all about patience but just look at your track record you must either resign or change things in the next 6 months.
Pure food safety for produce and poultry might eventually sell after lots of education. The lack of use by Subway of the food contact solution our first product and the lack of testimonial from Subway franchisers is what makes the company have zero credibility today. All prospective customers know the biggest investors are the Subway investor group and know the trouble and time it is having getting their own folks to use the product. It was a mistake for the company to go and do investor presentations when it really had no real sales results to talk about. You have to have a pre sold enthusiastic group as proof that a big user sees actual results from using the product and is willing to put it's voice behind it when you are introducing a revolutionary type solution with a product that can change an industry. At the next investor presentation make sure you have real results to talk about so you can be 100% convincing that not using this solution will leave your food business behind and make you noncompetitive.
They invest billions of dollars in new hitech stuff all from Stanford & Mit think tanks.. This solution seems fairly low tech but has proven need right now today farms, food service institutional & retail can just about go out of business over nite from these problems yet this solution is not on 60 minutes the nightly news and cannot attract any real investors WHY ??? confused
Why does the company have no real sales after getting approvals for solutions that the food service industry must solve ??? Very strange ,major problems with what PURE say's they have proven solutions and the regulators agree and still no sales. Something need explanation !!! CONFUSED