Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International Strengthens Research & Development and Operations Team

Food Industry Executive Mike Hesler Joins Company as Vice President of Research & Development and Operations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: NCCL), a company that develops, manufactures and markets preservatives and nutraceutical products, today announced the appointment of Mike Hesler as Vice President, Research & Development and Operations. Mr. Hesler, who most recently was the Senior Food Technologist at Flowers Foods, will report to Emery Ellinger III, President and Chief Operating Officer of NCCL's Preservative Division.

"Mike is a proven executive with more than 20 years of operating experience in the food industry," said Gary L. Harrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCCL. "He will play an integral role in enhancing our Preservative Division's manufacturing and R&D initiatives as we explore markets for our preservative in the beverage, poultry and meat industries, among others. We know that he will make many valuable contributions as we strive to open these markets for our products."

Since the early 1980s, Mr. Hesler has focused on process design and engineering, as well as R&D and manufacturing within the food industry. Prior to his tenure at Flowers, Mr. Hesler spent 13 years with McKee Foods Corporation, the makers of Little Debbie(R) Snack Cakes and Sunbelt(R) products. He also has served as a consultant to the food industry. Over the years, Mr. Hesler has created and implemented many process and product technology solutions for several highly successful food companies.

"NCCL is a dynamic organization with the potential to revolutionize the food industry," said Mr. Hesler. "I look forward to being part of NCCL as the company grows to the next level in terms of operational excellence and enhanced R&D."

About Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, Inc.

Incorporated in 1999, Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, Inc. is a company that researches, manufactures and markets preservatives and nutraceutical products. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Company has a Preservative Division and a Medical Division, which includes the wholly-owned subsidiary Health Care Direct Services, Inc. (HCD). The Preservative unit focuses on manufacturing and marketing NuPreserv(TM), a preservative that extends the shelf life of food products and beverages. The Medical unit focuses on developing NuPreserv's medical applications and manufacturing and distributing HCD's nutraceutical products to more than 20,000 independent and chain-store pharmacies across the U.S. More information about Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories is available on the Company's Web site at .

CAUTIONARY NOTE: Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this release and which may affect the Company's prospects in general.

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