Universal Food and Beverage Company
OTC Bulletin Board : UFBV

August 23, 2005 11:44 ET

Universal Food and Beverage Appoints Dr. Charles Sizer VP of Research & Development

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - Universal Food and Beverage Company (OTCBB:UFBV) today formally announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Sizer as its Vice President to lead the research and development team.

At Universal, Dr. Sizer will be in control of all of the Company's product research and development projects in addition to the Pilot Plant facility located at the corporate offices in St. Charles, Illinois. The Pilot Plant is a high-tech lab that allows the Company to test the latest developments in food processing technology and techniques. From initial product development to final phase commercial approval, the Pilot Plant greatly enhances Universal's services and capabilities. "My goal with the Pilot Plant is to create the new reality for food processing by making existing technologies obsolete," stated Dr. Sizer.

Dr. Sizer's last position included the post of Director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology (NCFST), a unique research consortium composed of scientists from academia, the Food & Drug Administration, and food related industries. In addition to his 30 years of awards and accomplishments in industry research, and education Dr. Sizer holds over 40 patents in processing and sterilization technology and has been awarded more than $22 million in grants over the span of his career.

Universal's President and COO Marc Fry added, "Dr. Sizer is a well recognized and highly respected member of the food and product development industry and the scientific community for over 30 years and his credentials speak for themselves. He's been very instrumental in developing an eclectic line of beverage products, for Universal that are both health conscious and enjoyable. We are excited to have Dr. Sizer on board as a valuable addition to our team. He is instrumental in helping us reach our corporate goals of national product recognition and realizing our overall commitment to product quality and safety."

About Universal Food and Beverage

Universal Food and 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 promote a healthy lifestyle. 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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