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Webcast Alert: Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Third Quarter Results Live on the Web

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2005 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX/MFI) will report the
Company’s third quarter financial results on October 27, 2005. The results
will be released by CNW newswire service.

    What:     Maple Leaf Foods' 2005 Third Quarter Results

    Who:      Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer
              Michael Vels, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
              Officer
              Lynda J. Kuhn, Vice President, Public & Investor Relations

    When:     October 27, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    Where:    Go to http://investor.mapleleaf.ca for webcast link.

    How:      Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the
              address above.
              To participate in the conference call please call
              416-340-2216 / 866-898-9626.

If you are unable to participate, the webcast will be archived at the
address above and will also be available on the Company’s website at
www.mapleleaf.com.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian food processing company
committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Company employs approximately 23,000
people at its operations across Canada, and in the United States, Europe and
Asia. The Company reported sales of $6.4 billion in 2004.

((Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The Windows Media Player
software, downloadable free from
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/EN/default.asp and at least a
28.8Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to
the broadcast, send an email to webcastsupport@tfprn.com).)

SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Contact Jeanette Jones, Director of Communications at (416) 926-2013 or
jonesjl@mapleleaf.ca