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Maple Leaf Ontario Distribution Centre Celebrates One Year With No Lost Time Accidents

BURLINGTON, Ontario - Maple Leaf Consumer Foods announced today that its Ontario Distribution Centre located on 5100 Harvester Road in Burlington, has achieved 365 consecutive days without a lost-time accident.

"Safety is a top priority at Maple Leaf. We take our obligation to provide a safe workplace very seriously." said Rick Young, President of Maple Leaf Consumer Foods. "Ultimately, safety in the workplace requires cooperation and commitment to make it happen. I would like to congratulate everyone at the Ontario Distribution Centre on this achievement."

The Ontario Distribution Centre employ's 71 people. It distributes Maple Leaf Consumer Foods' products including hot dogs, sliced meats, bacon and frozen foods throughout Canada.

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods is an independent operating company of Maple Leaf Foods, producing all Maple Leaf's branded consumer products including hot dogs, sliced meats, ham, bacon, cottage rolls and briskets. Leading brands include Maple Leaf , Shopsy's, Bittners and Hygrade.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading global food processing company. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company employees more than 12,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, Europe and Asia. Maple Foods reported sales of $3.5 billion in 1999


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