Menu Foods Income Fund

Menu Foods Income Fund

September 24, 2007 14:20 ET

Food Product Safety Pioneer Appointed Trustee of Menu Foods Income Fund

Leading food safety expert to become Chair of Menu's Food Safety and Quality Assurance Committee

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - The Board of Trustees of Menu Foods Income Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gale Prince to its Board of Trustees as well as his appointment to the Board of Directors of Menu Foods GenPar Limited, the administrator of the Fund. In addition, Mr. Prince will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors' Food Safety and Quality Assurance Committee.

"Gale Prince is a highly regarded food safety expert in Canada and the United States with over 40 years experience in the retail food safety field," said C. Ian Ross, Chairman of the Board. "With his lengthy record of service in industry, government and regulatory organizations, Gale is in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the Menu Foods team."

Mr. Prince is known for his leadership in advancing food safety throughout all segments of the food industry. He was the driving force behind the development of the retail food industry's "FightBAC!" program on food safety training, and conducted the industry's first food store manager certification program. He is the Past President of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and is currently Chair of the IAFP Foundation.

Most recently, he played a senior role at The Kroger Co., overseeing product safety for all food products offered nationwide through Kroger's retail stores and manufactured at that company's 42 plants.

For more than 25 years, Mr. Prince served on the food protection and safety committees of the Food Marketing Institute, International Dairy Foods Association, and the American Bakers Association. He has also worked to ensure product safety for a myriad of other food organizations, boards and committees including, the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Ohio Retail Food Safety Council, the Conference for Food Protection, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials Endowment Foundation. Mr. Prince has served on the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency's Suspicious Orders Task Force.

"We are very fortunate to have Gale Prince join us," says Dr. Rick Shields, Menu's Executive Vice-President, Technical Service. "I know he shares our commitment to providing the highest quality products to our contract manufacture and private-label customers. His reputation certainly precedes him. We look forward to his contributions to our efforts to produce safe and nutritious pet food."

Menu Foods is a North American private-label/contract manufacturer of wet pet food products sold by supermarket retailers, mass merchandisers, pet specialty retailers and other retail and wholesale outlets.

Contact Information

  • For Investor Inquiries: Menu Foods GenPar Limited
    Mark Wiens
    Chief Financial Officer
    (905) 826-3870
    For Investor Information: Hill & Knowlton Canada
    Chris Winsor
    (416) 413-4746