Universal Food and Beverage Launching Healthful Drink Line

ST. CHARLES, Ill., Jun 23, 2005 (PRIMEZONE via COMTEX) -- Universal Food & Beverage Company (UFBV), located in St. Charles, Illinois, is pleased to announce its plans to release a line of healthful drinks to complement its flavored water selection.

The new company-owned brand line, Frost2O(tm), will have broad appeal to the health conscious consumer, particularly those concerned with managing weight and diet. Frost2O(tm) is a no calorie, sugar-free, vitamin enhanced and naturally flavored alternative to sugar-laden sodas and juices. Flavors will include Peach, Lemon Lime, Mixed Berry and Tropical Fruits.

Duane Martin, CEO of Universal, stated, "Universal is carving a niche in a seven billion dollar industry that has grown significantly at a rate of 15 to 20 percent over the past two years. We are extremely excited to announce the launch of this product in our flavored water category. We feel that consumers will be receptive to Frost2O(tm)'s health and nutritional benefits without worrying about artificial ingredients or unwanted sweeteners."

The new product line is slated for delivery July 5th of this year and will be packaged in 16 oz and 20 oz. PET bottles. Frost2O(tm) will retail at an introductory price of two for $1.

About Universal Food & Beverage Company

Universal Food & Beverage Company is a full-service provider of Universal branded beverages and co-pack private label products for the health-conscious consumer.

The Company continues to develop nutritional, controlled-calorie products that provide alternatives to medications and encourage natural living and healing. Universal also develops, tests and perfects production systems including new aseptic processing and packaging systems to enhance product quality. The Company's innovative range of products and systems are developed for both domestic and international markets.

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