FOOD TECHNOLOGY SERVICE, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Buyout

  Announces Investigation Of Buyout

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WILMINGTON, Del. -- December 9, 2013

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.:

  *Do you own shares of Food Technology Service, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: VIFL)?
  *Did you purchase any of your shares prior to December 6, 2013?
  *Do you think the proposed buyout price is too low?
  *Do you want to discuss your rights?

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal
claims against the board of directors of Food Technologies Service, Inc.
(“FTSI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ CM: VIFL) regarding possible breaches of
fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry
into an agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Sterigenics International
LLC (“Sterigenics”), a portfolio company of GTCR, LLC, in a transaction valued
at approximately $20.5 million.

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Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of FTSI will receive
$7.23 per share in cash for each share of FTSI they own.

The investigation concerns whether FTSI’s board of directors failed to
adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for FTSI’s
shareholders before entering into an agreement with Sterigenics.

If you own the common stock of FTSI and purchased your shares before December
6, 2013, if you have information or would like to learn more about these
claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions
concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these
matters, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky &
Long, P.A., 825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 300, Garden City, New York 11530,
by telephone at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to, or at:

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City,
New York, regularly prosecutes securities class, derivative and direct
actions, shareholder rights litigation and corporate governance litigation, on
behalf of shareholders in states and federal courts throughout the United

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Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.
Seth D. Rigrodsky
Gina M. Serra
Fax: 302-654-7530
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