McCain Foods receives national award

    FLORENCEVILLE, NB, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - McCain Foods (Canada) is pleased to
have been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for 2007.
    The national award, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking and
the National Post, recognizes excellence in Canadian owned and managed
companies. McCain was selected as one of the best out of thousands of
applications from companies across Canada.
    "We are thrilled to be recognized with such a prestigious award and in
the company of so many other great Canadian businesses," said Fred Schaeffer,
President and CEO of McCain Foods (Canada). "It is a tribute to all of the
employees at McCain Foods, who have worked incredibly hard to build this great
    Mr. Schaeffer also said the award tells McCain's customers, consumers and
suppliers that McCain Foods is a company that prides itself on excellence and
believes in continuous improvement of its products, process and people.
    John Hughes, Partner, Private Company Services group with Deloitte, a
national sponsor of the Best Managed program, congratulated McCain and its
entire workforce.
    "We believe that there are three vital building blocks to sustainable
growth: strategy, capability, and commitment," he said. "McCain Foods (Canada)
has demonstrated it is a model of success in all three areas and is duly
awarded one of Canada's Best Managed."
    The national awards program recognizes the 50 Best Managed businesses
from a wide range of industries that have implemented world-class best
business practices. The program, established in 1993, recognizes well-managed
Canadian companies based on a rigorous and wide-ranging interview process
designed to assess and examine its management practices.
    The 2007 winners of the Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies award will be
honoured at a gala in Toronto on February 25, 2008.

    McCain Foods (Canada) is the Canadian division of McCain Foods Limited,
the world's largest processor of French fries and a major producer of other
quality frozen foods. The company has 14 production facilities and
4,000 employees across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Calla Farn, Director, Corporate Affairs,
Government and Public Relations, McCain Foods (Canada), (506) 392-3277,

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