Purely Perfect Pickles ... Introducing Del Monte(R) USDA-Certified Organic Pickles - The First Certified Organic Pickle

First Line of Organic Pickles Coming Soon to Supermarkets and Retail

Outlets Offering Natural and Organic Foods

Apr 28, 2006, 01:00 ET from Del Monte

    CHASKA, Minn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's some news for people who
 prefer pickles the way nature intended: Del Monte(R) proudly presents the
 first line of USDA-certified organic pickles in five varieties.
     The new organic pickle line-up, which promises to pack a powerful punch
 to any picnic platter, includes Sweet Bread & Butter Chips, Dill Burger
 Slices, Kosher Dill Whole Pickles, Kosher Dill Baby Pickles and Kosher Dill
 Spears. These organic products feature the same high-quality, unrivalled
 variety and savory flavor that consumers have come to associate with the
 Del Monte brand.
     "Our new Del Monte organic pickles are produced using environmentally
 friendly farming practices, without synthetic chemicals or genetically
 modified ingredients," said Jeff Tuttle, chief marketing officer of M.A.
 Gedney Company. "Every fresh, crispy organic cucumber is hand picked on
 certified organic farms at the perfect size and time of ripeness, then
 meticulously sorted and packaged to ensure the finest flavor and freshest
     Look for the Del Monte line of USDA-certified organic pickles in
 supermarkets and retail outlets offering natural and organic foods
 nationwide. The suggested retail price for Gedney and Del Monte organic
 pickles ranges from $3 to $5 per 24-ounce jar.
     Organic Pickles: Possibly the Planet's Perfect Snack!
     Greasy chips, sugary sweets -- who needs these snacks when you can
 munch on pickles? Aside from the fact that Del Monte brand organic pickles
 taste great, like all pickles, they have no carbs, no fat and are low in
     About the Del Monte Brand and the M.A. Gedney Company
     Since 1919, Del Monte has been marketing pickles and pickle products,
 including its market-leading Sweet Pickle Relish, and its uniquely sweet
 Sweet Gherkin Pickles, which are one of the country's only sweet gherkin
 made the old-fashioned way: barrel-sweetened for ultimate sweetness. Del
 Monte pickles are produced and marketed by M.A. Gedney Company and sold
 under the Del Monte label under license from Del Monte Foods. Combining the
 Del Monte reputation for quality with M.A. Gedney Company's 125 years of
 extraordinary pickle production makes the perfect pickle partnership. The
 M.A. Gedney Company is headquartered in Chaska, Minn. For more information
 on the company, visit http://www.gedneypickle.com .

SOURCE Del Monte