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Exhibit 99.1



PURE Bioscience Appoints Darin Zehr to Board of Directors


EL CAJON, Calif. - (May 6, 2024) – PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE) (“PURE,” the “Company” or “we”), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported the appointment of Darin Zehr to its Board of Directors, effective as of May 1, 2024.


Mr. Zehr joins as an independent director and will also serve as a member of PURE’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Zehr brings extensive experience working in the food industry. Since 1990, he has held various roles in food quality and safety, sanitation, and operations management. He is the General Manager of Commercial Food Sanitation LLC (CFS). CFS, an Intralox Company, is a global food safety consulting and training organization that works across all food industry segments and has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Prior to this role, Mr. Zehr spent 22 years with Kraft Foods where he held numerous roles in operations, including Area Sanitation Manager, Business Unit Manager, and Plant Manager. He is Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Beaver Camp, a non-profit Christian Camping establishment, a former board member of the New York State Cheese Manufacturer’s Association, and former board member of the Lewis County General Hospital. Mr. Zehr received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. He lives in Northern New York with his wife of 30 years and has three adult children.


Mr. Zehr said, “I am excited to join the Board of Directors and engage with this great team supporting a product line that adds so much value.”


Robert Bartlett, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Mr. Zehr is a welcomed addition and we are honored to have his valuable food industry experience and insights on our Board.”


About PURE Bioscience, Inc.


PURE is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena. We provide solutions to combat the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, better known as SDC. This is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and mitigation of bacterial resistance. PURE’s mailing address of 771 Jamacha Rd. #512, El Cajon, California 92019 (San Diego County area) serves as its official address for all business requirements. Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.





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Mark Elliott, VP Finance

PURE Bioscience, Inc.

Phone: 619-596-8600 ext.: 116