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Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain to address the Ottawa Canadian Club on Food Safety

Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain will address the Canadian Club, in Ottawa, on April 20th where he will be providing his perspectives on “Improving Food Safety in Canada”.

Maple Leaf Foods, a 100-year-old Canadian company, enjoyed a long track record of strong food safety performance, supported by a strategy designed to exceed regulatory requirements and proprietary company programs. Then tragedy struck in August 2008 with one of the worst food-borne outbreaks in Canada’s history, leaving 21 people dead and more suffering from Listeriosis. After accepting responsibility, Maple Leaf turned its full attention to implementing an aggressive action plan and enhancing its food safety protocols to be the most stringent in North America. The Company’s commitment to food safety leadership, for itself and Canada’s food industry, is a number one priority commitment at Maple Leaf. Michael McCain will reflect on Maple Leaf’s journey to food safety leadership and offer his perspectives on critical initiatives that Canada’s food industry needs to embrace to preserve the safety of Canada’s food system for all Canadians.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian food processing company. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Company employs approximately 24,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The Company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2008.

SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Media wishing to attend the Canadian Club event are asked to register no later than
Friday, April 17, 2009 by calling the Maple Leaf media hotline at (416) 926-2020.
Please note that attendance is limited due to space restrictions.