W-FIVE Exposes Disturbing Truths About Food in Canadian Grocery Stores in Season Premiere, Oct. 27 on CTV



    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Canada's No. 1 Investigative news series returns
Oct. 27 on CTV with a disturbing exposé on the state of food ending up on
Canadian dinner tables. In its 42nd season premiere, CTV's W-FIVE finds that
some food being sold here - even products labeled as "Product of Canada" - are
grown or processed in China; a country that has been shown to have
questionable food safety standards. New episodes of W-FIVE air Saturdays at 7
p.m. on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

    W-FIVE's Alan Fryer reveals that everyday Canadian food staples can be
processed or may contain ingredients sourced in China - and may be produced
under poorly regulated or even stomach turning conditions. With eyewitness
accounts and remarkable access inside Chinese fish farms and processing
plants, W-FIVE gives viewers a first hand look at exactly what Canadians may
unwittingly be putting into their shopping carts.

    Random testing conducted by W-FIVE confirmed that one frozen fish product
being sold at a popular Toronto Supermarket contained a cancer-causing
chemical that is banned in Canada. Fryer and the W-FIVE team look for answers
from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - the government agency responsible
for allowing these products into the country.

    In the second half-hour, Victor Malarek reports on an ex-cop who bilks
new Canadians out of their life savings in an elaborate cleaning company
scheme.

    This is the 42nd season for Canada's longest-running news series. Last
season, W-FIVE's audience increased by 18 per cent, averaging close to 900,000
viewers on Saturday nights on CTV. In addition to its ratings success, W-FIVE
was also recognized last year with the Best Information Program award and Best
Investigative Report award by the RTNDA - the highest recognition for
broadcast journalism in Canada.

    Hosted by CTV National News' Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo, the
award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in Canada.
Malcolm Fox is Executive Producer and Anton Koschany is Senior Producer of
WFIVE, a presentation of CTV News. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News.

    About CTV
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    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca





For further information:

For further information: Greg McIsaac, Communications Manager, CTV Inc.
News, Information & Current Affairs, (416) 332-5180 or gmcisaac@ctv.ca


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