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Maple Leaf Recalls Hams Because of Undeclared Food Ingredients

TORONTO, Ontario
– Maple Leaf Foods is voluntarily recalling 105
cases of Country Kitchen Smoked Hams /Mère Michel Jambon Fumé which may contain
soy flour and wheat starch, undeclared food ingredients. The cases were sent to
distributors in Ontario and Newfoundland.

The hams have no label on the front and are identified
by a small label on the foil back of the product where the product is
identified as Country Kitchen Smoked Hams /Mère Michel Jambon Fumé. However, a
store sticker identifying price and weight may be added to the front of the
product. The best before date is April 2, 2001.

Distributors and retailers have been identified and are
assisting with removing the product from warehouses and store shelves. The
Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been notified.

There have not been any reports of allergic incidents
and there is no health risk to people not allergic to soy and wheat protein.

Consumers can call 1-800-268-3708 for any assistance in
identifying the product or to answers any questions about reimbursement or
other concerns.

The provision of quality, safe and nutritious food is a
core value of Maple Leaf Foods.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company employs
more than 13,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United
States, Europe and Asia.