Deadly Outbreak Already Hitting 16 States...

Deadly Outbreak Already Hitting 16 States...

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted August 9, 2017 at 4:25PM

It started just over two weeks ago…

Now over 100 people in 16 different states have fallen victim.

One person has already died.

It all stems from a single farm in southern Mexico.

That’s where the papayas with salmonella have been traced to.

Tests conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed the papayas tested positive for five different strains of salmonella bacteria. The CDC also used genetic testing to connect the breakout of illnesses to the Carica de Campeche farm on the eastern side of the Yucatan.

The Food & Drug Administration is now working with Mexican food safety authorities to conduct inspections. In the meantime, the CDC is recommending that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell maradol papayas from Mexico.

This happens all the time.

Last week there was a breakout in Nebraska that sickened around 30 individuals who ate at the same restaurant.

All told, the food industry loses $55 BILLION every single year from pathogen epidemics. Outbreaks have recently wreaked havoc on companies like:

  • Nestle
  • General Mills
  • Costco
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Archer Daniels Midland

Chipotle is probably the most famous example. It’s lost over $6 billion in market cap since its norovirus breakout in 2015. And it's subsequently had problems with salmonella and E. coli.

Chipotle Outbreak Damage

But disease and bacterial outbreaks like this could soon be a thing of the past.

And there’s a very profitable reason why.

New FDA rules that take effect soon mandate testing before food products hit store shelves or restaurants. The current rules only make companies clean up their mess after an outbreak happens.

The new rules make companies prevent outbreaks in the first place.

And there is one device — pioneered with millions in funding from the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security — that can make it happen. Here it is:

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Because of these new FDA rules… farms, fisheries, factories, meat plants, warehouses, supermarkets, and more will soon have one of these devices. With a simple test, it can quickly detect the presence of bacteria and other unwanted pathogens.

Again, this preemptive testing will soon be required by the FDA.

And that’s why the company that makes this device will be such a lucrative investment.

There is an upfront cost for the machine, but each test requires a new disposable cartridge. The company also sells the cartridges and they are incredibly high-margin. It’s the razor blade model.

Not only is this testing being mandated, but the company behind this device was developed in conjunction with the government itself — in the Lawrence Livermore National laboratory to be exact.

There is precedent here. Every single time a technology or invention from Livermore goes to the private sector… It creates hundreds of millions, or even billions in wealth.

In 2001 a cancer and chromosome disorder detection device was spun out of Livermore… it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories for $355 million.

Another could provide highly accurate gene copy counts. QuantaLife bought it for $162 million.

Last year a company called Cepheid, which manufactures devices for disease detection, was acquired by Danaher for $4 billion.

All of these were spinout companies from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. And all were acquired for huge premiums that made early investors rich.

My bet is this company will be the next one.

All the pieces are there. The technology works and is ready to go. The FDA mandate is soon taking effect. Foodborne outbreaks could soon be a thing of the past.

Everything you need to know about this company, its device, and why it could be such a lucrative investment has been compiled for you here.

Call it like you see it,

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Nick is the founder and president of the Outsider Club, and the investment director of the thousands-strong stock advisories, Early Advantage and Wall Street's Underground Profits. He also heads Nick’s Notebook, a private placement and alert service that has raised tens of millions of dollars of investment capital for resource, energy, cannabis, and medical technology companies. Co-author of two best-selling investment books, including Energy Investing for Dummies, his insights have been shared on news programs and in magazines and newspapers around the world. For more on Nick, take a look at his editor's page.

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