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Because RD FRESH is a low cost ecological solution that extends
food shelf life and reduces refrigeration costs.
Because RD FRESH is a proprietary mineral mix that is 100% natural
and 100% recyclable to the planet.
Because RD FRESH is a true ZERO-FOOTPRINT product…
GAME CHANGER AWARD
2013 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
WHY RD FRESH??? AND WHY NOW???
AND BECAUSE RD FRESH IS AN AWARD
AND AN AWARD WINNING COMPANY
THE INNOVATION AWARD…
Leveraging the power of business
to solve social and environmental problems.
BECAUSE SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT AND MAJOR INDUSTRIAL GIANTS HAVE BEEN
SEARCHING FOR THIS ANSWER FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS…
WHY RD FRESH??? AND WHY NOW???
THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ABOUT RD FRESH… IF THIS IS SO IMPORTANT,
WHY HASN’T THIS BEEN DONE BEFORE… A FEW REASONS ARE LISTED BELOW…
“Departure from wheel technology to lower cost fixed bed devices could be the future of desiccants,
providing a low cost energy dehumidifier.”…. RICHARD SWEETER, PRESIDENT, ENERGY CORP.
RD FRESH IS A FIXED BED DEVICE!!!
“In addition to work with active desiccant systems the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is
currently working with manufacturers to develop passive systems.”
STEVEN SLAYZAK, NREL PROJECT LEADER
RD FRESH IS A PASSIVE SYSTEM!!!
“The NREL estimates desiccant dehumidification can cut electricity demand by as much as 25%.
These systems haven’t made significant inroads in the market because of high initial cost”
RD FRESH HAS NO INITIAL COST!!!
AND RD FRESH IS SAFE!!!
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Registration 17000178052
Canadian Animal Feed registration No. 990643
Swimming Pools & Spas-ANSI/NSF standard 50
Drinking Water Treatment-ANSI/NSF standard 60
Drinking Water-ANSI/NSF Standard 61
GRAS (generally regarded as safe) under 21 CFR Part 182.2729, 40 CFR Part 180.1001
AND SCIENCE IS WELL AWARE OF THE BENEFITS OF ZEOLITES
During the Chernobyl disaster thirty to forty times the radioactivity of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima
and Nagasaki was released. About 500,000 tons of ZEOLITE CONTAINING CLINOPTILOLITE were used at
Chernobyl with the following results:
Filters of clinoptilolite tuffs were used to extract radionucleides from the drainage water of the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant. Filtration reduced 137Cs (contaminant) by 95% and 90Sr (contaminant) by 50-60%.
To reduce radioactivity in cow milk, 10% clinoptilolite was added to the cow feed resulting in 30% reduction
in the radionucleides in the milk. For decontamination of children’s chocolate and biscuits, the food was
prepared containing 2-30 wt.% pure and powdery clinoptilolite.
CLINOPTILOLITE IS ONE OF MINERALS IN RD FRESH!!!
50 YEARS AGO SCIENCE WAS LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION THAT WOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO RD FRESH…
AVOCADO TESTS 1965
Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 78:353-358. 1965.
STORAGE TRIALS WITH AVOCADOS IN MODIFIED ATMOSPHERES
Two experiments were run at 50°F.
Each included 9 treatments of 10 fruit each.
These were a control (air-stored) sample, plus 2 series of 4 jars, each having 1/8 and 1/16-
inch diffusion holes respectively and the following sub treatments:
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL at 1 gram per fruit
Examination after 3 and 5 weeks at 50° F included pressure tests with a "Mechanical
Thumb" device (18), external examination for pitting and fungal attack and, at the
second examination, tasting.
No air-stored fruit survived to the 3-week examination,
Some fruit in every controlled atmosphere treatment were marketable at 5 weeks.
As well as a 1998 study done at UC DAVIS…
CHABAZITE‐type zeolite adsorbs up to 94% of the added Ethylene in the test system.
ACTIVATED COCONUT SHELL CARBON AND CHABAZITE ARE TWO OF THE FOUR INGREDIENTS IN RD FRESH…
IN 1982 SCIENCE WOULD COME EVEN CLOSER TO THE RD FRESH SOLUTION…
Method for storing produce and container and freshness keeping agent
Inventor: Nakamura, et al. / Date Issued: June 29, 1982 / Application: 06/122,693 / Filed: February 19, 1980
Abstract: A storage container containing a freshness keeping agents for vegetables and fruits, consisting essentially of a
particulate composition which contains at least two components selected from the group consisting of zeolite, bentonite and
activated carbon. The freshness keeping agent absorbs ethylene gas, etc. generated from vegetables and fruits, thereby
preventing them from over-ripening, softening, etc.
RD FRESH USES TWO ZEOLITES, NOT ONE… for a number of scientific reasons that previous products seem to miss…
(Excerpted from… Sabeha Kesraoui Ouki, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Surrey, Surrey U.K…“… natural zeolites
have been evaluated with respect to their selectivity and removal performance for the treatment of effluents… (and) exhibited
different selectivity profiles…)…
A mixture of carbon and zeolite removed mixed vapors better than an adsorbent composed of either. Hussey and Gupta of Durr
Industries reported this at the Spring 1997 Meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. They noted that the path
through the mixture was greater than the path through either of the adsorbents when used alone, and they attributed the
increased adsorption to the greater path length.
RD FRESH USES MONTMORILLONITE (A MORE PURE FORM OF THE CLAY)
RD FRESH USES COCONUT SHELL ACTIVATED CARBON.
•Robert Fireovid, ARS national program leader for quality and utilization of agricultural products, July 11, 2013
“At the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) we’ve been conducting research at laboratories across the country
to create new technologies or newly apply existing ones to curb food waste. We’re also investigating the combined use
of refrigeration, improved packaging and a natural compound that delays ripening to help perishable foods like
strawberries and tomatoes to stay fresh longer during shipping and storage.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has collaborated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch the U.S.
Food Waste Challenge, calling on producer groups and others to join in efforts to reduce food loss and waste. We’re also
investigating the combined use of refrigeration and a natural compound to help perishable foods stay fresh longer
during shipping and storage.
YES. THE VERY SAME QUOTE!!!
WHILE THE ARS, USDA AND EPA “INVESTIGATE”, RD FRESH ALREADY HAS SUCH A “COMPOUND”!!!
AND WHILE THE NREL (the National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy)
Seek a passive, fixed bed, low cost refrigeration dehumidifier, RD FRESH ALREADY EXISTS!!!
INDUSTRY “GIANTS” WERE MENTIONED AT THE OUTSET TO BE SEEKING THIS SAME SOLUTION.
JUST WHO THOSE “GIANTS ARE MAY BE SURPRISING…
WHY RD FRESH??? AND WHY NOW???
HONEYWELL F111 CEILING MOUNT COMMERCIAL AIR CLEANER
Designed for use in commercial applications that require removal of air-borne particles
and odors. This high filtration and adsorption efficiency enables the F111 to remove
many of the troublesome particles, gases and odors from the indoor air. Typical
applications include restaurants, bars, schools, etc…
POWER CONNECTION: HARD-WIRED. MOTOR: 1/2 HP, PSC SINGLE-SPEED
• ACTIVATED CARBON.
HONEYWELL tried and failed in1998… using some of the very same minerals that RD FRESH uses,
and targeting the very same markets that RD FRESH has succeeded in,
and Honeywell failed for all of the reasons given before…
Expensive initial cost, a flush mount panel that requires expensive energy consuming technology to generate air flow
as opposed to a drop mount, fixed bed, passive system that uses the walk-in’s existing fan motors to generate air flow.
BECAUSE HONEYWELL IS NOT THE LARGEST COMPANY TO FAIL…
IN 2001, ONE OF THE GIANTS OF RETAIL INDUSTRY PATENTED, BUT WAS UNABLE TO BRING TO MARKET,
AN ALMOST IDENTICAL PRODUCT TO THE 2012 RD FRESH RETAIL PRODUCT, VEGIEFRESH!!!
Apparatus and method for deodorizing confined air spaces which utilize baking soda
Publication number US7431901 B2 / Publication type Grant / Application number US 09/775,999
Filing date Feb 2, 2001 / Priority date Feb 2, 2001
FEE STATUS: LAPSED Publication date Oct 7, 2008
ORIGINAL ASSIGNEE … THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
EXCERPTS: BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Nowadays, refrigerators have become a common appliance in virtually every
household and typically are used for storage and preservation of food, in
particular of fresh food such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and the like.
It is desirable to keep food items fresh as long as possible in the refrigerator.
It is a well known problem that many food items tend to release malodors into
the air which are then captured in the limited air space in a refrigerator. Not
only are these malodors unpleasant and offensive to the user of the refrigerator,
they can also have a negative impact on the quality of other foods in the refrigerator.
ACTIVATED CARBON is known to be a very effective filter medium for adsorption of
odors due to its high specific surface area. The filter member of the present invention
may further comprise agents supported on the filter element to specifically attack
certain malodors such as those comprising S atoms or N atoms. Additionally, or
alternatively, the filter member of the present invention may comprise a filter medium
capable of removing ethylene from the air. Other odor removing substances may
include, but are not limited to ZEOLITES…
WHY RD FRESH AND WHY NOW???
Because unlike the 1965 tests, unlike the 1982 patent, and unlike Honeywell and Proctor & Gamble,
only RD FRESH has come up with the correct mineral mix ground to the correct particulate size and
mixed in the correct proportions to be so effective that we have clients with us since January of 2008.
WHY RD FRESH??? AND WHY NOW???
THE AMOUNT OF FOOD WASTED IN THE UNITED STATES IS STAGGERING.
IN 2010, MORE THAN 34 MILLION TONS…
accounting for almost 14 percent of the total municipal solid waste stream. When food is disposed in a landfill it
quickly rots and becomes a significant source of methane, accounting for more than 20 percent of all methane
emissions in the United States. "Food waste is huge," says Schwab, a senior analyst in the waste division at the
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. "Food waste is now the No. 1 material that goes into landfills and
incinerators." “IT'S ALSO CHANGING THE CLIMATE. "BECAUSE IT ROTS SO FAST, BASICALLY IT STARTS TO
GENERATE METHANE REALLY QUICKLY," SAYS SCHWAB.
METHANE IS A GREENHOUSE GAS THAT'S 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE!!!
It’s simple… reducing bacteria proliferation reduces cross-contamination… and KEEPS FOOD FRESHER, LONGER.
RD FRESH WILL KEEP YOUR FOOD FRESHER, LONGER… LESS WASTE, LESS METHANE…
How often do you get to do something good for the planet,
and save money for your company and for you customers while you are doing it???
AND ITS NOT JUST ABOUT SAVING MONEY… ITS ABOUT SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT
THE SCIENCE BEHIND RD FRESH
• Moisture accelerates the spoilage of meat.
• Spoiling meat produces ammonia and nitrogen, which in turn further accelerates the spoilage.
• RD FRESH absorbs water (H2O), ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen (N).
• Spoiling fish produces carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.
• RD FRESH absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and ammonia (NH3).
• Fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas, which accelerates the ripening and spoilage of other produce.
• One of the simplest ways to remove ethylene from the atmosphere is to absorb it.
• RD FRESH absorbs this ethylene gas.
SCIENCE YOU CAN SEE
Evaluation and Definition of Potentially Hazardous Foods –
Chapter 3. Factors that Influence Microbial Growth
2.1. Moisture content
Micro-organisms need water in an available form to grow in food products. The control of the moisture content
in foods is one of the oldest exploited preservation strategies.
“Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures
between 40 and 140 degrees F,
doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes.”
in Fort Lauderdale…
CLIENT SINCE JANUARY 2008!
No moisture beads on the exposed butter or
proofing bread means no cross-contamination
from other products!
United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
SCIENCE YOU CAN SEE
SO SIMPLE A THIRD GRADER CAN DO IT!
Lindsey is a 3rd
Grader at Lakes
School in Lacey,
Her Science Fair
On the right,
RD FRESH, the
first sign of mold
occurs Day 6.
On the left, from
RD FRESH, after
14 days, not a
sign of mold….!!!!
SCIENCE YOU CAN SEE
6 DAYS 9 DAYS 12 DAYS 14 DAYS
WHEN YOU BUY STEAK AT THE MARKET, IT BEGINS TO BROWN IN THE PACKAGE BY THE
THIRD DAY… IMAGINE A STEAK UNCOVERED FOR TWO WEEKS… STILL RED… AND NO
EMSL ANALYTICAL, INC.
RD FRESH: BERRY TEST REPORT
Mold & Yeast Count (CFU/gram)
CFU: COLONY-FORMING UNITS
REDUCED MOLD & YEAST COUNTS BY 2 AND 3 TIMES!
DAY 3 RD FRESH NO RD FRESH
Blueberries 28,000 75,000
Strawberries 19,000 39,000
Blackberries 36,000 107,000
Raspberries 5,100 12,700
AMCO PRODUCE PACKET SIZE 2GRAM APPEAL EXTENDED SHELF LIFE
RD FRESH SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER
LIKE THE "FRESH"
AVERAGES OUT @ 6‐8 DAYS
COMPETITOR LARGER AVERAGE
AVERAGES OUT @ 1‐2 DAYS
COMPETITOR LARGER AVERAGE
AVERAGES OUT @ 2 ‐3 DAYS
AVERAGES OUT @ 3‐6 DAYS
# OF TRIALS CROP USED DATE TESTED
RD FRESH 10 RANGE 106 PE10 4/24/2014 ‐ 5/16/2014
COMPETITOR 4 RANGE 106 PE10 4/24/2014 ‐ 5/7/2014
COMPETITOR 6 RANGE 106 PE10 4/24/2014 ‐ 5/10/2014
VENTILATION 8 RANGE 106 PE10 4/24/2014 ‐ 5/12/2014
DEFECTS COST RANK
RD FRESH NONE COMPETITIVE 1
SACHETS MINERALS TURN
DARK RED HIGHER
COMPETITOR NONE COMPETITIVE 3
EXPENSIVE TO RE‐TOOL
AMCO PRODUCE IS USING
TRANSPORTFRESH TO EXTEND THE
SHELF LIFE OF THEIR TOMATOES AND
CUCUMBERS DURNG TRANSPORT TO
INSURE THEIR CUSTOMERS FRESHER,
HEALTHIER PRODUCE WHEN IT
ARRIVES IN THEIR HOME.
TRANSPORT FRESH will increase your bottom line, your customer’s bottom
line, and benefit the environment, reducing not only your carbon footprint,
but the much larger problem of food waste methane production.
The same 100% Green, 100% Sustainable, Zero Foot Print "Technology"
that made the All-Natural Mineral mixes of RD FRESH such a success in the
commercial market, and VEGIEFRESH in the retail markets,
is now available for the transportation industry.
From “FARM TO FORK” is the new focus of sustainable produce
and packaged foods, and TRANSPORTFRESH is the solution for fresher,
healthier, safer food from the packer to the shipper to the distribution
center and all the way to the retailer and the consumer.
What better way to build brand loyalty
than throughout the entire Farm to Fork “chain”.
The 2 or 3 gram packs are designed to go directly into
the clamshell. They are ideal for the growers-retailers
looking for customer loyalty and the marketing value
of Saving the Environment.
The 2 or 3 gram packs also work wonders in prepackaged foods like salads,
sandwiches, artisan breads and more, where extending the shelf life by
even a single day can mean a huge increase in profits for the packager.
The 2 ounce packs are designed to go directly into the larger boxes of
produce. They are ideal for getting your product to the customer shelves in
The 12 ounce bag enclosed in our Pallet Topper Clamshell is designed
to wedge in between boxes on top the pallet to help with shrinkage during
the trucking cycle.
The Cardboard Panel is designed to mount in the
top of the reefer trailer for the company that moves
produce daily. The panel will hold up to (3) 12 ounce
Transport Fresh Bags and will last 3 to 4 weeks,
making it good for multiple deliveries.
LABORATORY TESTED… MARKET TESTED….
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Just as AMCO proved the EMSL Berry test with a real
world application, there is also a real world application
for sandwiches and salads…
TRANSPORTFRESH PREPACKAGED FOOD TESTIMONIAL
“The seven cent investment has provided a huge return
on investment with the dramatic drop in returned
As you know, I started using your 2 gram TransportFresh
product about 2 years ago. It has been quite successful
for me (as seen per orders!!!!!)
The first client I used it with has more than doubled their
salad sales… and far more importantly, their “stales” are
The second client I used it with ... once again, trusted
me. Their stales have declined greatly & steadily, their
sandwich sales have soared!!!
I have been able to take the shelf life of our FDA and
USDA sandwiches and salads from 3 and 5 days to 5 and
A G SPECIALTY FOODS
Simultaneous bacterial proliferation tests for
identical meat samples under identical
RD FRESH REDUCED BACTERIA BY ALMOST 50%!
RD FRESH: GROUND BEEF TEST FOR BACTERIA PROLIFERATION
USING AEROBIC PLATE COUNTS (APC)
WITH RD FRESH WITHOUT RD FRESH
2.46X RISE IN APC DAY 1 8.50X RISE IN APC DAY 1
7.92X RISE IN APC TO DAY 4 15.25X RISE IN APC TO DAY 4
EMSL 151005908 – EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Microbiology Special Projects Division. Houston, Tx.
LABORATORY TESTED… MARKET TESTED….
MINERALS PACKAGED WITH FOOD???
Our 100% all natural mineral product is completely safe
in any environment.
•Component minerals are used in aqua filters, agriculture,
animal feed and even make-up.
•OSHA: Zeolite products are Non-Toxic as per Federal
Hazardous Substances Act (15 CFR 1500).
RD FRESH minerals are enclosed in DuPont Tyvek® bags for
super strength and permeability!
•DuPont Tyvek® bags meet the U. S. FDA requirements for use
in direct contact with food.
•DuPont Tyvek® bags are considered by OSHA non-hazardous
under Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
VEGIEFRESH… BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Natural Resources Defense Council
•ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
•The average family of four wastes 25 percent of its purchased food. That's
$1,365 to $2,275 we spend every year on food that winds up in the garbage.
•The most wasteful food category is fruits and vegetables, perhaps not
surprisingly. Of all the fresh produce grown every year, just 48 percent is
consumed. The other 52 percent is wasted.
Costing about a dime a day,
VegieFresh helps consumers
save far more money than it
costs. This gives you the
opportunity to do something
good for your consumer,
and good for the planet.
Imagine a 100% green,
100% natural, zero footprint
product whose minerals are
recyclable directly to the earth
as nutrient rich fertilizer.
No need to imagine it…
VegieFresh is the perfect product
to help you reach your
Sustainability Goal of selling
products that sustain people and the environment.
With more than 7 years in Commercial Refrigeration in Hotels, Hospitals, Restaurants, Schools and more,
we have proven that RD FRESH is an investment… not an expense!!
Low cost ecological solution that extends food shelf life and reduces refrigeration costs.
Proprietary mineral mix that is 100% natural and 100% recyclable to the planet.
Increase food shelf life up to 50%.
Reduce food odor transfers.
Reduce bacteria and cross contamination.
Lower walk-in temperatures 3ºF to 5ºF reducing refrigeration energy costs.
Reduce refrigeration cycles extending the life of the compressor.
RD FRESH is currently working closely with DuPont on improving the quality of
FARM TO FORK FOOD as DuPont shifts its focus to the food industry.
By 2020, DuPont will invest over $10 billion in 4,000 products focused on food solutions.
“Currently, over 60% of our total research investment goes to food. We innovate across
the food chain, from seeds to ingredients, packaging to safety technology. We are
working with customers and partners to develop solutions at scale.”
For all of the reasons given, science, safety, cost effectiveness, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory all see a need for a product such as RD FRESH.
The attempt to develop such a product has been ongoing for at least 50 years…
Obviously, had HONEYWELL succeeded… had PROCTOR & GAMBLE succeeded… had ANYONE
succeeded, in government or the private sector, there would be no RD FRESH today…
But RD FRESH is here today, as well as VEGIEFRESH and TRANSPORTFRESH,
and now you have the opportunity to do something good for your bottom line…
while doing something good for the planet…