Connors Bros. Income Fund Announces Augusta, Georgia Factory Re-Opening

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Connors Bros. Income Fund today announced that
one of its subsidiaries, Castleberry's Food Company, has re-opened its
Augusta, Georgia canned food factory and that production will resume tomorrow,
September 18, 2007. The factory was closed on July 21, 2007 in conjunction
with a voluntarily recall of all of the canned products manufactured on one of
its production lines due to possible contamination of these products with
Clostridium botulinum, a toxin which can cause botulism.
    "We are pleased to have the Augusta factory up and running ahead of our
projected schedule" said Chris Lischewski, President and Chief Executive
Officer of the Fund's operating subsidiaries. "The thoroughness with which we
completed the investigation into the possible contamination, as well as the
steps we took to improve and upgrade our internal processes such that we could
obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) approval to re-open the factory, illustrate the quality of
our personnel and the commitment we have made to operate safe, wholesome and
efficient food processing facilities. We are pleased that we will begin
shipments to customers of our canned meat and poultry products shortly, as our
consumers are anxious to re-stock their pantries with the products they love.
We are especially pleased with the accelerated re-opening of the factory as we
are an important employer in the Augusta, Georgia area and know that our
employees are ready to get back to work".
    The re-opening of the Augusta, Georgia factory is not expected to have an
impact on the estimated US$35 million cost of the recall or the estimated
six-month suspension of monthly distributions, both of which were announced on
August 7, 2007.
    Further details on the products involved in the recall and procedures to
be followed are available on Castleberry's website
( Consumer inquiries should be directed to
Castleberry's consumer hotline at 1-800-203-4412.

    Connors Bros. Income Fund is an unincorporated open-ended trust
established under the laws of the Province of Ontario that indirectly owns,
through its subsidiaries, a 100% interest in Clover Leaf Seafoods, L.P. and
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC. Together, these two operating companies comprise North
America's largest branded seafood company. The company offers a full line of
canned tuna, salmon, sardine and specialty seafood products, marketed under
leading brands including Clover Leaf(R), Bumble Bee(R), Brunswick(R),
Snow's(R) and Beach Cliff(R), as well as a full-line of canned chicken and
canned meat products in the U.S. under the Castleberry's(R), Sweet Sue(R), and
Bryan(R) brand names. The statements contained in this news release that are
forward-looking are based on current expectations, and are subject to a number
of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially. These
uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to: availability of
resource, competitive pressures and changes in market activity, risks
associated with U.S. and international sales and foreign exchange, and
regulatory requirements. Further information can be found in the disclosure
documents filed by Connors Bros. Income Fund with the Canadian securities
regulatory authorities, available at
    %SEDAR: 00016892E

For further information:

For further information: Kent McNeil, Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer, Connors Bros., Ltd., (858) 715-4076,; Media
Contact: Della Sweetman, Fleishman-Hillard, (619) 200-0436; Doug McGraw,
Fleishman-Hillard, (212) 453-2202; Source: Connors Bros. Income Fund

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