Monday, 17 September 2001

Suiza Foods Corporation Assists National Relief Efforts Through Contributions Of Money, Product and Service

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Monday, 17 September 2001

DALLAS, Sep 17, 2001 /PRNewswire/ — Suiza Foods Corporation (NYSE:
SZA), the nation’s leading dairy processor and distributor, today announced a
$100,000 contribution to the September 11th Fund, which was established to help
the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. The company is also encouraging
individual contributions from its 18,000 employees nationwide.

Suiza Foods companies have contributed products as well as refrigerated trucks
for use in delivering food and beverages to relief workers and residents. In
addition, the company has responded to the needs of its retail customers for
increased production and distribution of products.

“Suiza Foods Corporation and our employees want to convey our deepest sympathies
for the victims of this week’s tragedies, their families and loved ones, and
send our support to the individuals and organizations working tirelessly to aid
those people personally affected by these violent acts,” said Gregg L. Engles,
chairman and chief executive officer of Suiza Foods.

The September 11th Fund was created by the United Way and The New York Community
Trust who will distribute donations in New York, Washington, D.C. and other
affected areas to emergency assistance agencies, including the American Red
Cross, as well as other nonprofit health and human service organizations. 100%
of contributions received by the Fund will be used to support needed services
for victims and their families.

Suiza Foods Corporation, based in Dallas, is the nation’s leading dairy
processor and distributor, producing a full line of company-branded and
customer-branded products. National brands include International Delight(R),
Second Nature(R), Naturally Yours(R), Mocha Mix(R), Sun Soy(R), kidsmilk(TM) and
fitmilk(TM). Regional brands include Adohr Farms(R), Barbe’s(R), Broughton(R),
Brown’s Dairy(TM), Country Delite(R), Country Fresh(R), Dairy Gold(R),
Dairymen’s(R), Flav-O-Rich(R), Garelick Farms(R), Hygeia(R), Lehigh Valley
Farms(R), London’s(R), Meadow Gold(R), Model Dairy(R), Oak Farms(R), Poudre
Valley(R), Robinson(R), Schenkel’s All Star Dairy, Schepps(R), Shenandoah’s
Pride(R), Suiza Dairy(R), Swiss Dairy(TM), Louis Trauth Dairy(R), Tuscan(R) and
Velda Farms(R), as well as Celta(R) in Spain. Suiza also sells products under
partner or licensed brands in certain regions, including Borden(R), Foremost(R)
and Pet(R). Additionally, the company owns approximately 43% of Consolidated
Container Company, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic

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SOURCE Suiza Foods Corporation

CONTACT:          Amy Nelson of Suiza Foods Corporation, +1-214-303-3524

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