Connors Bros. Income Fund Announces Temporary Closure of Augusta, Georgia Factory

    TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN) today
announced that one of its subsidiaries, Castleberry's Food Company, has
received notification that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
suspended the Temporary Emergency Operating Permit that it has operated under
since September 2007. As a result, the company has temporarily halted
production at its Augusta, Georgia factory. The U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) has also notified Castleberry's that it is withholding inspection at
the Augusta, Georgia factory until the questions with the FDA have been
    Castleberry's is working closely with FDA and USDA to provide all of the
information necessary to answer any questions and address any possible
concerns regarding the operations of this factory. The company plans to meet
with the agencies this week and expects a prompt resolution that will enable
the factory to begin production within one to two weeks, and expects minimal
service disruption to its customers.

    About Connors

    Connors Bros. Income Fund 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, offering 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
American Originals (TM), Castleberry's(R), and Sweet Sue(R) brand names. For
further information, please visit the Fund's website at
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For further information:

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

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