Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited

October 21, 2005 16:35 ET

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited Sustains Damages To Its Arcadia Facility

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia--(CCNMatthews - Oct 21, 2005) -

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC) announced today that there was a fire at its production facility in Arcadia, Wisconsin early this morning. All nine employees were safely evacuated and two were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

Ross McCurdy, Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Nutrition Canada, said, "Of course, our first concern is for the safety of our employees and we are relieved that injuries sustained were minor. We pride ourselves on our safety training and we are very pleased with the way our employees responded to the situation."

McCurdy added that Ocean Nutrition's customers would not experience any interruption in supply or service as Ocean Nutrition's Canadian production facility has adequate capacity to assume Arcadia's production requirements while repairs are being completed.

Ocean Nutrition Canada is one of the world's largest producers of powdered Omega-3, a healthy food ingredient derived from fish oil. McCurdy noted that the Arcadia facility is an integral part of the company's global business plan and stated "Ocean Nutrition will conduct a thorough review of the event with a view to getting the facility fully operational as soon possible."

About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited is a privately held company, and wholly owned subsidiary of Clearwater Fine Foods Inc., one of Canada's largest suppliers of quality seafood products. Ocean Nutrition Canada researches, manufactures and markets Omega-3 concentrates and other marine based natural ingredients for dietary supplements and foods. ONC exemplifies scientific rigor in discovery and research programs, along with world leading regulatory and quality compliance standards. For more information on the health benefits of MEG-3® ingredients please visit www.meg-3.com

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