Production at Pasadena, Texas Joint Venture Facility Resumes

Vancouver, Canada Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. (TSX:FMI and NASDAQ:FMTI) announced that its Phyto-Source manufacturing facility in Pasadena, Texas, a 50-50 joint venture between Forbes and Chusei (USA) Inc., has resumed production of the Company's cholesterol-lowering ingredients with no apparent material property damage from the recent hurricane activity.

"We are very fortunate that the manufacturing facility was not damaged by hurricane Rita," said Charles Butt, President and CEO of Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. "The plant and its staff are safe and back in operation."

About Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.
Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. is a life sciences company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative products for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our vision is to develop and market products along a treatment continuum that cardiovascular disease consumers, healthcare professionals and specialized cardiovascular disease research and healthcare institutions will identify, recommend and seek. Our business strategy is to develop and commercialize proprietary compounds to address the unmet needs of patients within the cardiovascular disease market.

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Darren Seed
Manager, Investor Relations
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