Maple Leaf Delays Toronto Plant Reopening
www.mapleleaf.comTORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods announced it is delaying the
opening of its Bartor Road processing facility, previously scheduled for
tomorrow. The Company will reassess its decision to resume operations on a
daily basis and is currently targeting to reopen the facility on Thursday,
August 28, 2008.
Maple Leaf continues to actively meet with the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency (CFIA) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in addition to
external industry experts, to determine the details of the food safety
protocols under which the facility will be reopened. The Company is also
reviewing what changes should be implemented, including measures such as a
product hold and release initiative among other programs.
"The Canadian food safety system has an enviable track record around the
world for its food safety protocols and Maple Leaf Foods has sought to go well
beyond those regulatory standards. However, in today's environment we believe
there will always be opportunities to further enhance our food safety
protocols," said Michael H. McCain, president & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods. "As we
get ready to resume production at Bartor Road, we've assembled industry
leading experts to consult and advise us on several physical and operational
enhancements being considered."
At this stage, Maple Leaf Foods is looking to complete additional
disassembly of equipment in the facility as well as conducting additional
testing that will likely involve pilot runs of product not destined for
"We remain steadfast in our belief that our actions must continue to be
guided by what is in the best interests of public health," continued Mr.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered
in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 23,000 people at its
operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and
Asia. The Company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2007.
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