News Advisory - Maple Leaf President and CEO to Address Media

    TSX: MFI

    TORONTO, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods (TSX/MFI) will hold a news
briefing to provide further updates regarding test results released by the
CFIA and PHAC yesterday.

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

    When:  August 24, 2008 at 4 p.m. Eastern - TODAY

    Where: 30 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 1500, 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
           3269403 followed by the number sign).

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

    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

For further information:

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

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