Food Product Safety Pioneer Appointed Trustee of Menu Foods Income Fund

    Leading food safety expert to become Chair of Menu's Food Safety and
    Quality Assurance Committee

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - The Board of Trustees of Menu Foods Income Fund
is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gale Prince to its Board of
Trustees as well as his appointment to the Board of Directors of Menu Foods
GenPar Limited, the administrator of the Fund. In addition, Mr. Prince will
serve as Chair of the Board of Directors' Food Safety and Quality Assurance
    "Gale Prince is a highly regarded food safety expert in Canada and the
United States with over 40 years experience in the retail food safety field,"
said C. Ian Ross, Chairman of the Board. "With his lengthy record of service
in industry, government and regulatory organizations, Gale is in a unique
position to make a significant contribution to the Menu Foods team."
    Mr. Prince is known for his leadership in advancing food safety
throughout all segments of the food industry. He was the driving force behind
the development of the retail food industry's "FightBAC!" program on food
safety training, and conducted the industry's first food store manager
certification program. He is the Past President of the International
Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and is currently Chair of the IAFP
    Most recently, he played a senior role at The Kroger Co., overseeing
product safety for all food products offered nationwide through Kroger's
retail stores and manufactured at that company's 42 plants.
    For more than 25 years, Mr. Prince served on the food protection and
safety committees of the Food Marketing Institute, International Dairy Foods
Association, and the American Bakers Association. He has also worked to ensure
product safety for a myriad of other food organizations, boards and committees
including, the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Ohio Retail
Food Safety Council, the Conference for Food Protection, and the Association
of Food and Drug Officials Endowment Foundation. Mr. Prince has served on the
US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency's Suspicious Orders Task
    "We are very fortunate to have Gale Prince join us," says Dr. Rick
Shields, Menu's Executive Vice-President, Technical Service. "I know he shares
our commitment to providing the highest quality products to our contract
manufacture and private-label customers. His reputation certainly precedes
him. We look forward to his contributions to our efforts to produce safe and
nutritious pet food."

    Menu Foods is a North American private-label/contract manufacturer of wet
pet food products sold by supermarket retailers, mass merchandisers, pet
specialty retailers and other retail and wholesale outlets.

For further information:

For further information: For Investor Inquiries: Menu Foods GenPar
Limited, Mark Wiens, Chief Financial Officer, (905) 826-3870; For investor
information, please contact: Hill & Knowlton Canada, Chris Winsor, (416)

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