Maple Leaf and Chef Andrea Nicholson Celebrate Food Day Canada on July 30 with Great Made-in-Canada Food and Regionally-inspired Recipes

Canadians can get a sneak peek of Canadian recipes during Food Day Canada Twitter Party on July 26

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods and Chef Andrea Nicholson have been hard at work creating great Canadian-inspired recipes that are perfect for all-Canadian shopping lists for Food Day Canada, celebrated on July 30, 2016.

Food Day Canada is a one-day party for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of Canadian food and recipes created nationally, regionally and locally. It's also a day of recognition for Canada's farmers, fishers, chefs, food researchers and, above all, home cooks who support, create and enjoy Canadian cuisine.

"We are so excited to celebrate the diverse yet distinct cuisine of Canada," said Maple Leaf's Chef Andrea Nicholson. "From fresh Maple Leaf Prime poultry to locally-inspired Maple Leaf Canadian Craft artisan meats, Maple Leaf has more than 1,000 great tasting foods made right here in Canada to inspire meals coast-to-coast. We're also proud to partner with more than 2,000 pork and poultry farmers across Canada who work hard every day raising animals responsibly. Let's join together and celebrate great Canadian food made by great Canadians!"

"Food Day Canada is a movement," said Anita Stewart, University of Guelph Food Laureate and founder of Food Day Canada. "Great food inspires great collaboration and conversation. It's our way of rallying all Canadians together to create awareness of the power and creativity Canadian food can foster for our country and internationally."

Maple Leaf has more than 1,000 meats made in Canada with Canadian ingredients. For a Food Day Canada shopping list of Maple Leaf Canadian products, please visit http://fooddaycanada.ca/.

Canadians can get excited and prepped for Food Day Canada Day by joining Chef Andrea (@andrea_n) at the Food Day Canada Twitter party on July 26 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Follow #FoodDayCanada for more information.

Media Interviews Available: To schedule a media interview with Chef Andrea Nicholson for Food Day Canada, please contact monique.marozzo@mapleleaf.com

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian consumer foods company, making high quality, innovative meat products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. The Company employs approximately 11,000 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).

SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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For further information: Media Contact: Monique Marozzo, Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs, Maple Leaf Foods, monique.marozzo@mapleleaf.com; Anita Stewart, Food Day Canada Founder, anita@fooddaycanada.com

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