Just in Time for Canada Day: Schneiders Chicken Smoked Sausages with Half the Calories and Real Vegetables

Schneiders Launches New Line of Nutritious Chicken Smoked Sausages in Three Great Flavours

TORONTO, July 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Schneiders, a flagship brand of Maple Leaf Foods, is pleased to introduce a new line of chicken smoked sausages, just in time for Canada Day BBQ celebrations.

The new sausages, which are available in three flavours Canadians love, Spicy Jalapeno, Sundried Tomato and Basil and Mild Italian, are made with chicken, real vegetables and all natural ingredients.

"Our new Schneiders chicken sausages provide a great healthier and full flavour choice compared to other smoked sausages." said Adam Grogan, SVP of Marketing and Innovation, Maple Leaf Foods. "They are full of real vegetables, only 120 calories per sausage and have one-third of the fat compared to other smoked sausages."

The Spicy Jalapeno sausages are a spicy but balanced flavour using real chopped jalapenos. The Sundried Tomato & Basil variety provides a fresh, bright flavour with generous slices of sundried tomatoes and basil. The Mild Italian blend is a classic flavour using traditional spices and real red peppers.

With 12 grams of protein, Schneiders Chicken Smoked Sausages are available at conventional retailers across the Canada. They sell for an MSRP between $5.29 and $5.99.

Visit www.appehtite.ca, Canada's Kitchen, for great recipe options including Mango Jalapeno Smoked Chicken Sausage Kebabs.

For over 120 years, Schneider Foods has been bringing people together to make moments even better with quality meats. Its products are a special part of family traditions, used in recipes passed down from generation to generation, enjoyed daily and served with pride.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian consumer protein company, making high quality, innovative products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. The Company employs approximately 12,000 people across Canada and exports to global markets, including the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).

* Sausage nutritionals are compared to Original Schneiders Grill'ems

SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Image with caption: "Schneiders new Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Smoked Sausages are a spicy yet balanced flavor made with real Jalapenos. (CNW Group/Maple Leaf Foods Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150701_C7750_PHOTO_EN_431990.jpg

Image with caption: "Schneiders Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken Smoked Sausages are loaded with real Tomatoes and Basil with a fresh, bright flavor. (CNW Group/Maple Leaf Foods Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150701_C7750_PHOTO_EN_431992.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Dave Bauer, Director, Public Affairs, (905) 285-1510

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