Leak under control at Calgary plant

    CALGARY, March 8 /CNW/ - Operations at Lilydale's Calgary facility are
expected to get back to normal within the next 24 hours after an ammonia leak
occurred at 7:30 am local time when a relief valve on an ammonia refilling
system malfunctioned. All employees were evacuated safely with no reported
injuries. Lilydale is working closely with the Calgary Fire Department, who
confirms that the situation is contained and under control. Any food related
concerns will be addressed and managed in conjunction with the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency.

    Lilydale Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, AB, is a leading manufacturer
of poultry products including fresh chicken and turkey, premium deli and
prepared chicken and turkey products marketed under the Lilydale brand and
distributed across Canada at major retailers. In total, the Company employs
approximately 2,700 people at its 6 manufacturing facilities across Canada:
Abbotsford, BC, Port Coquitlam, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Wynyard, SK and
Mirabel, PQ. All Lilydale facilities operate in compliance with the
regulations of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to maintain the
highest product quality and food safety standards. In addition, all Lilydale
facilities are certified under the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
system (HACCP). For more information, please visit www.lilydale.com.

For further information:

For further information: Robert Willmott, Media Liaison, 7727-127 Ave,
Edmonton, AB, T5C 1R9, Tel: (780) 472-4967, robert.willmott@lilydale.com

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