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Maple Leaf Foods Confirms Recall Complete

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Maple Leaf Foods has confirmed that all customers have been contacted and the two products recalled yesterday have now all been withdrawn from store shelves. As a further precautionary measure the Company will be conducting follow-up store audits over the next week.

The recalled products produced at the company’s Hamilton, Ontario plant

  • Shopsys All Beef Frank Shopsy’s Deli Fresh All Beef Frankfurters, (Product Code 20730 and
    UPC 6487520730) with a Best Before date of AL22 and AL23 (April 22
    and 23)
  • les saucisses fumées Hot Dogs Originales sous marque Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Hot Dogs Original, (Product Code 22356 and UPC 6310022356)
    with a Best Before date of AL23

“We initiated this recall because product was released to the marketplace without complete adherence to the stringent food safety protocols we set in place last fall. We are proud of the speed and the cooperation extended by our customers in removing product from store shelves,” said Rick Young, President, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods. “Food safety is our paramount concern. We acted transparently and swiftly in alerting consumers immediately and we have demonstrated the highest level of due diligence in managing this recall.”

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 24,000 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 2008.

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SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.


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