ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK in Five Kinnikinnick Foods products due to contaminated ingredient

EDMONTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 street, Edmonton, AB is warning consumers with MILK Allergies not to consume the following Kinnikinnick Products.

Original Homestyle Waffles
Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles
Pancake & Waffle Mix
Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
Panko Style Bread Crumbs

Kinnikinnick has determined that an ingredient used in the production of these products contained MILK allergens that were not listed by the manufacturer of that ingredient and may be present in these finished products. MILK is not declared on the packaging of these 5 Kinnikinnick products. Routine testing by Kinnikinnick discovered this MILK contamination in a specific lot of an ingredient which was certified by the manufacturer to contain no MILK allergens. Regulatory agencies in Canada and the USA have been notified of these findings regarding this manufacturer. Many of the Best Before dates listed are already expired, however these are listed for completeness.

The products being recalled are:

Kinnikinnick Original Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300198 1

Kinnikinnick Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300199 8

Kinnikinnick Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
Weight: 350g/16oz Cardboard Box
UPC 62013310550 4

Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs
Weight: 350g/12.5oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013360015 3

Kinnikinnick Pancake & Waffle Mix
Weight: 454g/16oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013310512 2

A complete list of affected Best Before dates is available at www.kinnikinnick.com

Best before dates are embossed on the top flap of the box, applied with an ink jet printer on the side or as an applied label to the bottom of the box.

The products are distributed across Canada and the United States in retail stores and through direct shipments.

This may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to MILK. Consumers who are allergic to MILK should dispose of or return the product to point of sale for a refund.

Consumers WITHOUT allergies to MILK may continue to consume these products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall.

Consumers can contact Kinnikinnick Foods by calling 780-424-2900 or by emailing info@kinnikinnick.com.

Lot Code Listing Follows on Page 3 and 4

Kinnikinnick Foods Product Recall - Undeclared MILK allergen due to ingredient contamination.

Lot may be preceded by BB ie: BB20131209

Due to a procedure & equipment changes early in 2013, some lots for the same date may have letters or number for the month identifier. Ie: 2014MR10 or 20140310 or may be 6 digits ie: 140310

Original Homestyle Waffles Best Before Best Before Best Before
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 2013DE09 20131209 131209
Cardboard Box 2013DE31 20131231 131231
UPC: 62013300198 1 2014JA26 20140126 130126
  2014MR10 20140310 130310
  2014MR15 20140315 130315
  2014MR16 20140316 130316
Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles      
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 2013DE25 20131225 131225
Cardboard Box 2014JA27 20140127 140127
UPC: 62013300199 8      
Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix      
62013310550 2014AL04 20140404 140404
Weight: 350g/16oz 2014MA09 20140509 140509
Cardboard Box      
UPC 62013310550 4      
       
Pancake & Waffle Mix      
Weight: 454g/16oz 2014AL16 20140416 140416
Cardboard Box 2014AL17 20140417 140417
UPC: 62013310512 2 2014AL23 20140423 140423
  2014AL26 20140426 140426
  2014AL29 20140429 140429
  2014MA02 20140502 140502
  2014MA06 20140506 140506
  2014MA15 20140515 140515
  2014MA16 20140516 140516
  2014MA22 20140522 140522
  2014MA30 20140530 140530
  2014MA31 20140531 140531
  2014JN03 20140603 140603
  2014JN05 20140605 140605
  2014JN10 20140610 140610
  2014JN11 20140611 140611
  2014JN13 20140613 140613
  2014JN21 20140621 140621
  2014JN28 20140628 140628
  2014JL04 20140704 140704
Panko Style Bread Crumbs      
Weight: 350g/12.5oz 2013NO25 20131125 131125
Cardboard Box 2013NO26 20131126 131126
UPC: 62013360015 3 2013DE03 20131203 131203
  2013DE11 20131211 131211
  2013DE22 20131222 131222
  2013DE23 20131223 131223
  2013DE24 20131224 131224
  2013DE30 20131230 131230
  2014JA04 20140104 140104
  2014JA11 20140111 140111
  2014JA15 20140115 140115
  2014JA19 20140119 140119
  2014JA28 20140128 140128
  2014JA29 20140129 140129
  2014FE02 20140202 140202
  2014FE09 20140209 140209
  2014FE11 20140211 140211
  2014FE19 20140219 140219
  2014FE22 20140222 140222
  2014MR11 20140311 140311

SOURCE Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.

For further information:

For more information, media please contact:

Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Edmonton, AB Canada
780-221-2900