Maple Leaf President and CEO to Address Media

    TSX: MFI

    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods (TSX/MFI) will hold a media
briefing to provide further updates on the Bartor Road product recalls.

    Who:       Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer

    When:      August 27, 2008 at 2 p.m. Eastern - TODAY

    Where:     16th Floor, 30 St. Clair West, Toronto ON

    How:       In person, or to participate via conference call,
               please call 416-641-6143/866-542-4241

               For those unable to participate, playback will be made
               available an hour after the event at 416-695-5800/800-408-3053
               (Passcode 3269616 followed by the pound sign).

    Registration Required: Please contact Caroline Spivak at 416-371-9740 to

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered
in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 23,000 people at its
operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and
Asia. The company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2007.

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries contact: Caroline Spivak, (416)

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