Fytokem announces preservative free product

    TSX Venture Exchange: FYT

    SASKATOON, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Fytokem Products Inc. (the Company) today
announced a substantial step forward in its efforts to provide a
preservative-free format of its flagship product line, Canadian
    The Company developed a preservative-free format of its lead product line
in response to industry trends and customer feedback seeking more "natural"
products, which use less preservatives. The first samples of this new product,
CW-PF, were produced in early 2005 and have been subjected to a series of
tests confirming the shelf-life, safety and efficacy of this new product
format. The most recent independent test results conducted by ATS Labs,
indicate that one year old samples of CW-PF are still effectively preserved
according to industry accepted criteria. Initial testing done earlier on 3
month old samples provided the same positive results. Sales of this new
product format are expected to develop in the near future.
    "We're excited about this new product format and are pleased that we have
been able to develop such a product in direct response to customer feedback,"
said Art Hesje, President and CEO of Fytokem. "We are working on developing
other preservative-free products to meet our customers' needs", he added.
    Consumers have become concerned about the wide use of preservatives in
personal care products. To meet this trend many formulators are developing
preservative-free finished products while others are developing their own
safer preservative systems. Both of these trends require a preservative-free
format for active ingredients such as Canadian Willowherb(TM).
Preservative-free product formats provide the same competitive efficacies
while appealing to a wider range of consumers.

    About Fytokem Products Inc.

    Fytokem Products Inc. develops and delivers proven natural ingredients to
leading formulators in the personal care, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical
industries. The Company has been issued patents for technology related to two
of its products and has other patent applications pending.
    Fytokem has two product lines currently offered in the market. Canadian
Willowherb(TM) is a multi-function plant extract with strong efficacies as an
anti-irritant, and anti-oxidant that also has application as an acne
treatment. Tyrostat(TM) is a multi-efficacy plant extract sold primarily for
its use as a tyrosinase inhibitor which provides skin-lightening efficacy.

    About ATS Labs

    ATS Labs, located in Eagan, MN is the leader in providing the highest
quality microbiology and virology testing services to the manufacturers and
users of antimicrobial products. ATS provides product development support, GLP
(Good Laboratory Practices) efficacy testing services and antimicrobial
process validations to clients who develop products regulated by the US
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the US Food and Drug
Administration (USFDA).
    The tests reported here for Fytokem are based on USP (United States
Pharmacopea) standards for microbial testing.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release. Statements contained in this news release, which
are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Fytokem disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: Art Hesje, President and CEO, Fytokem Products
Inc., (306) 668-2552 tel, (306) 978-2436 fax, ahesje@fytokem.com,

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