[18] By 25 August, the outbreak had claimed as many as five lives and sickened dozens. In 1996, Maple Leaf Bakery UK was established in Rotherham as a speciality bakery subsidiary of Canada Bread which in turn is 89.8% owned by Maple Leaf Foods. Maple Leaf Foods acquires J.M. In 2002, the company purchased San Francisco-based Grace Baking Company. It’s who we are, as a company and as individuals. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is offering to hire Syrian refugees to fill vacant jobs at two of its meat plants. In 1944, it also entered the tanning industry with the acquisition of Beardmore & Co.[4], Canada Packers diversified into other food products including ice cream, cheese, and canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, by 1950 marketed under the York brand. In 1989, the McLean family that had dominated Canada Packers since its founding announced its intention to sell its stake in the company. On 1 March 2007, Maple Leaf Foods announced that it would cease operations of the cut/kill departments at their Saskatoon slaughterhouse. Under the old system, inspectors had a more hands-on role on the plant floor, did more of the tests themselves and had more freedom to investigate, said former CFIA inspector. Maple Leaf Foods produces packaged meats. Smythe transferred his ownership of the Leafs to the company in exchange for shares in MLGL and sold shares in the holding company to the public to help fund construction of the arena. In 2006, it acquired The French Croissant Company, Avance and the Harvestime Bakery. … We act with integrity, behave responsibly, and treat people with respect in our words and actions. [7] In 1991, the combined company was renamed Maple Leaf Foods. In 1998, the family-run business changed its name to Mitchell's Gourmet Foods. Maple Leaf Foods purchases Vancouver Fancy Meats, along with Shopsy’s® prepared meats plant in Ontario. The leaked document indicated savings would be found by transferring some meat-inspection duties to industry.[22]. It owns the New York Bagel brand and currently makes over 90% of the 200 million bagels supplied to the UK retail and wholesale market. CALGARY – The eastern food conglomerate Maple Leaf Foods has purchased the fresh pork and processed meat operations of Burns Foods for an undisclosed sum. When completed in late 2020, this facility would become the largest of its kind in North America, according to the company. The company expands into plant protein through the acquisition of Lightlife Foods, Inc. It’s part of our promise to bring Canadian families only the highest quality meats. The location of the new plant was logical because "more than 95 per cent of the LightLife and Field Roast business is in the United States today", according to the company.[16]. During the 1980s, Canada Packers began to suffer. [17], According to the National Post, the recall took place on 24 August 2008 and included all cured meats manufactured from a contaminated Toronto plant. In 2008, Maple Leaf Foods had a devastating Listeria contamination at one of its prepared meats facilities. After being successfully revived, Maple Leaf Foods was purchased by Wallace McCain, formerly co-CEO of McCain Foods, who had been ousted by his brother and co-owner Harrison McCain, in 1995 along with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. On November 7, the company announces that it is the world’s first major carbon neutral food company and that it has set Science Based Targets for emissions reduction. In April 2019, the company announced their intent to expand products that are alternatives to meat. As the result of a series of divestitures culminating with the 2014 sale of the bakery division (Canada Bread Company), Maple Leaf today now only produces and sells fresh & packaged meats, as well as plant-based protein products via its acquisition of Lightlife and Field Roast. In August 2008, shortly after a plant closure, Maple Leaf Foods announced a recall for several products which was later broadened to cover products from Maple Leaf, Schneiders, McDonald's, and other products. The company unveils a new logo to mark the biggest brand strategy launch in its history, with rejuvenated flagship brands Maple Leaf®, Schneiders® and Swift®. The Company's products include fresh and prepared meats, poultry, flours, pasta, seafood, and pet and animal feeds. In 1999, an alliance was formed with Schneider Corporation, and eventually the business was sold to Schneider on 12 November 2002. Maple Leaf Prime Naturally™ chicken, a premium line produced from 100 percent all vegetable grain–fed poultry, is introduced. In 1961, Maple Leaf Mills was created through the amalgamation of Maple Leaf Milling Company, Toronto Elevators and Purity Flour Mills Limited – which traced its history to 1836 and the founding of Grantham Mills. In 2015 we celebrated our 60th anniversary since officially establishing Maple Lodge Farms. Grounded in a deep understanding of the full context around us, supported by self-awareness with an openness to face our failures or development needs, our intense curiosity leads us to constant learning and growth. However, some of the plans had been in place since 31 March 2008 according to a CFIA manager and an official from the union that represents the federal inspectors. Greenleaf Foods, SPC is a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Lightlife manufactures more than 30 products, including plant-based tempeh, hot dogs, breakfast foods and burgers. Maple Leaf Acquires Lightlife. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the headquarters of Mitchell's Gourmet Foods, formerly known as Intercontinental Packers, which produces the "Olympic Fine Meats" line of products and is one of Canada's largest meat processors, employing more than 1,400 Saskatonians. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We seize the initiative in decision making with energy and urgency, using the tools of good analytical process while rejecting restrictive process that slows us down, accepting that we may disagree but rally behind the decision anyway. We only produce high-quality meats made with natural ingredients for a taste you and your family will love. Maple Leaf Bakery Inc. offers food products. We thrive on excellence and we will take appropriate risk without fear of failure to achieve best-in-class winning performance while being prudent with the use of all our resources. That and more in today's business report. No cases of listeriosis related to this recall were confirmed. [10], In January 2020, CEO Michael McCain garnered media attention for criticizing "a narcissist in Washington"[11] regarding events preceding Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 being shot down by Iran, in a series of tweets from the company Twitter account. Although he passed away in 1968, Wentzel imparted this vision to his son-in-law, Terry Tucker, who has been with the company since 1963. Maple Leaf will net gross proceeds of approximately $1.65-billion for its 90 per cent stake in company Activist investor West Face Capital owns about 10 per cent. The plan included the purchase of a 230,000-sq.-ft.processing plant in Shelbyville, Indiana. Maple Leaf Ready Crisp™ pre-cooked bacon is launched. In 1975, it was listed as the 14th largest business in Canada.[5]. It operates from a total of six sites in the UK and employs around 1,200 employees. Maple Leaf Foods said on Thursday that a previously announced bought secondary offering of all shares owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, is complete. [22], Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected any suggestions that the federal government was not doing enough. Our primary business at the time was excavation of dugouts for farmers across Western Canada for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration branch of the Federal Government. In 1996, Maple Leaf Bakery UK was established in Rotherham as a speciality bakery subsidiary of Canada Bread which in turn is 89.8% owned by Maple Leaf Foods. In December 2008, after trying to take over north London based rival The Bagel Group, allegations were made by the owner of The Bagel Group via the tabloid Sunday Mirror newspaper to the Office of Fair Trading of price fixing, after Managing Director Peter Maycock was filmed in a Chinese restaurant.[26]. The cost of the 60,000 square meter facility was estimated at over $600 million partly funded by $34.5 million from the Ontario government and $28 million from the federal government. [citation needed] Three deaths in Ontario were officially tied to the deadly strain of the food-borne listeria bacterium, and a fourth death on Vancouver Island was also attributed to the strain. It operates from a total of six sites in the UK and employs around 1,200 employees. Originally established in Saskatoon in 1940 by Fred Mendel as Intercontinental Packers, the business concentrated on canned meat products sold into the US and bacon for Britain during the war years. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a Canadian consumer packaged meats company. We continue to Raise the Good in Food. Maple Leaf acquired Lightlife Foods for $140 million in March 2017. Our 13,000 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. The company announces plans to construct a $660 million value-added fresh poultry facility in London, Ontario. Maple Leaf Foods establishes a greater purpose and vision: To Raise the Good in Food in its pursuit be the most sustainable protein company on earth. [18] Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a public warning not to consume several Maple Leaf products because of the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These three purchases were followed by the purchase of premium breads supplier La Fornaia in August 2007 and, three months later in November, Bernard Matthews bakery in Dunstable.[25]. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. manufactures and sells a variety of food products. The company's key products now include bagels, ciabatta, croissants, artisan breads, baguettes, soft pretzels, bialys and tear'n'share breads. As of November 2018, the company employed over 11,000 people across Canada and was selling its products in over 20 global markets. He first joined McCain Foods in 1978 and held progressively senior positions in manufacturing and operations. Sun Capital bought the Burlington facility — the single largest pork plant in the province — and the Fearmans trademark from Maple Leaf in late 2010, then re-established the plant as a stand-alone business under the plant’s former name. It owns the New York Bagel brand and currently makes over 90% of the 200 million bagels supplied to the UK retail and wholesale market. [6], In late 2018, the company announced that the old plants in St. Marys, Brampton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada were scheduled to close in subsequent years but that a new poultry plant would be built in London. Mitchell continues as an independent operating company of Schneider Foods. Its origins can be traced back over 170 years to Grantham Mills, built in 1836 in St. Catharines, Ontario.[6]. Maple Leaf Foods announces a strategic transformation of its protein operations, and completes the sale of its animal nutrition business. The facility is expected to be most technologically advanced with leading-edge food safety, environmental, and animal welfare processes and technologies. However, on 12 October 2006, Maple Leaf Foods, owners of Mitchell's, announced it would be closing down its major plant in Saskatoon over the next three years.[15]. Its bakery offerings include Demptster's, Canada's #1 fresh bread brand, in addition to frozen unbaked and par-baked goods. 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The last day of operation was 1 June 2009. We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. [8] The firm thus included a large bread division, best known for the Dempster's brand. We’re bringing delicious, natural food to all Canadians. Since this tragedy, we have committed to become a global leader in food safety, and have invested significant people and financial resources in achieving this commitment. Maple Leaf Foods announces plans to construct a US$310 million plant-based protein processing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. The Conservative government's changes were the subject of heated controversy as academics and the opposition express concerns over the few details that had emerged so far. Maple Leaf Acquires Lightlife's Plant-Protein Empire - The Good Food Institute. Rothsay opens Canada’s first commercial-scale biodiesel operation in Montreal. Maple Leaf Foods is one of Canada's largest meat processors; it produces fresh and processed pork and poultry products under the flagship Maple Leaf and Schneiders brands. Maple Leaf Construction was established in 1943 as an excavation company. Maple Leaf Foods Inc, the largest distributor of packaged meats in Canada, has announced it has purchased U.S. vegan meat producer, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co, for $120 million.. Michael McCain, Maple Leaf Foods’ CEO, said this move is part of the company’s shift toward achieving its vision of becoming a leader in sustainable protein. [citation needed] The public health agency also said a further 30 suspected cases remain under investigation. [20], That same day, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that 21 cases of the listeriosis outbreak had been confirmed in four provinces. At Maple Leaf Foods, we make targeted investments in leadership development, including our three-year Leadership Track Program. Each Maple Leaf Foods' team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement. While not immediately clear, the resulting outbreak of Listeriosis would go on to kill 22 people and injure a further 35 more. On 4 August 2009, roughly one year after the 2008 recall of Maple Leaf Foods products due to listeriosis contamination, another recall was ordered on nine wiener products. On 25 September 2003, Schneider was acquired by Maple Leaf Foods. 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