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Media Advisory – Maple Leaf President and CEO to Address Media

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2008 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) — TSX: MFI

Maple Leaf Foods (TSX/MFI) will hold a media briefing to provide an update on its Bartor Rad facility and the positive test results for Listeria.

Who: Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer

When: October 09, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern – TODAY

Where: 16th Floor, 30 St. Clair West, Toronto ON

How: In person, or to participate via conference call,
please call 416-641-6136/866-223-7781

For those unable to participate, playback will be made
available an hour after the event at 416-695-5800/800-408-3053
(Passcode 3272826 followed by the pound sign).

Registration Required: Please contact the Media Hotline at 905-285-6721
to register.

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.

SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Media inquiries contact: Media Hotline, (905) 285-6721