O.C. Lugo and Allied Biotech in BETA-CAROTENE Alliance

New City, NY, April 15, 2005 - O.C. Lugo Company, a supplier of value added Ingredients to the Food, Nutrition and Pharmaceutical Industries, announced today that Allied Biotech Corp. has chosen O.C. Lugo as their sales agent to the U.S. Food Industry. Allied Biotech is a producer of beta-Carotene and other carotenoids. Allied manufactures beta-carotene oil dispersions, a 22% Heat Stable product, Cold Water Dispersible powders as well as a 5% Emulsion for beverages.

"After extensive research, we chose the O.C. Lugo Company to distribute our products because of their experience in the application of carotenoids in foods, their knowledge of the growing market for Functional Foods and their outstanding ability to deliver superior service," said Lars Rasmussen Global Sales & Marketing Manager for Allied Biotech. We signed this contract because we know we can count on them to meet our needs and to maintain our strategy to keep the customer first".

The O.C. Lugo Company provides professional and comprehensive services that includes:

  • Local stock
  • Application knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of the food and functional foods market.

"We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Allied Biotech Corp.," said Rick Lugo, President of O.C. Lugo Company.We have been in business for 30 years and during this time have developed an expertise in understanding our customers' needs. We look forward to continuing to work with Allied Biotech Corporation and to helping them maintain their growth position in this market."

About O.C. Lugo Company:
O.C. Lugo Company is a distributor of value-added ingredients and a certified Minority Business Enterprise. O.C. Lugo also offers other ingredients including Gelatin, Kosher Gelatin, Carotenoids, Vitamins and a variety of Nutraceutical ingredients.

For more information, please call 845-708-7080, ext 232 or visit www.oclugo.com.

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