SOURCE: Natural Harmony Foods, Inc.

June 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Ingles Markets to Carry Natural Harmony Foods' SoLean® Brand Products

Ingles Becomes the Second Major U.S. Grocer to Carry the SoLean® Brand

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Natural Harmony Foods, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NHYF), a producer and marketer of unique, natural protein foods, announced today that the company's SoLean® brand products have been approved for sale at Ingles Markets, Inc., one of the nation's largest grocers with 197 locations in six southeastern U.S. states.

Natural Harmony Foods also reported today that shipments of its SoLean® brand products to Ingles Markets distribution centers are expected to commence this month, and the company expects the products to be stocked at all Ingles locations within the subsequent few weeks.

To encourage early product trial, Natural Harmony Foods intends to support this sales launch via coupon offers, advertising in targeted local media, and in-store product demonstrations at numerous Ingles locations throughout the Southeast.

"With a registered dietitian on staff and numerous health events that promote healthy eating in the markets it serves, Ingles is one of the most customer-driven and health-conscious grocers in the country," said Sam Dewar, CEO and founder of Natural Harmony Foods. "The introduction of SoLean® products in Ingles stores greatly enhances our brand's reach and reputation."

Natural Harmony Foods' SoLean® brand products combine the taste and nutrition of real, natural meat -- raised without growth-promoting hormones and fed an all-vegetable diet -- with heart-healthy soy protein. SoLean® products are low in fat, saturated fat, calories and cholesterol, yet since meat is the first ingredient, they deliver a meaty taste and texture absent in soy-based foods.

Inclusive of Ingles, SoLean® products will now be available in the meat department freezer cases at approximately 800 supermarket locations across the Southeastern United States. At present, the line consists of SoLean® Flame Broiled Beef Patties and SoLean® Breakfast Pork Patties, with as many as three additional items expected to be added to the line within the next year.

About Ingles Markets

Ingles Markets, Inc. is a leading supermarket chain with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the company operates 197 supermarkets as well as 74 neighborhood shopping centers. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.ingles-markets.com.

About Natural Harmony Foods

Natural Harmony Foods, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NHYF) is an innovative food company dedicated to producing healthy, flavorful, convenient foods that fit the lifestyles of individuals looking to make better, health conscious diet choices without sacrificing taste. For more information about Natural Harmony Foods, SoLean® products, and helpful Internet links, please visit www.naturalharmonyfoods.com. NHYF Shareholders are encouraged to register on the "Investor Relations" page to receive ongoing Natural Harmony Foods news updates, and/or search "NHYF" on www.pinksheets.com for current financial information on the company.

"Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this release. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. These statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future results or events. Natural Harmony Foods disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Important risk factors -- including, but not limited to, risks associated with changes in general economic and business conditions, actions of our competitors, the extent to which we are able to develop new products and markets for these, and changes in our business strategies -- could cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements.

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