Goods Get OU Kosher Nod
Now it’s kosher to eat a Canadian company’s donuts just in time for Hanukkah.
EDMONTON, CANADA – Kinnikinnick Foods, North America’s leading manufacturer of gluten-free baked goods and snacks, today announces that its company, facilities, and all of its current products, are certified OU kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union.
Kinnikinnick runs the largest, dedicated gluten, dairy and nut free facilities in North America and both plants in Edmonton are under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union. By making all of its products in house, Kinnikinnick can ensure its baked goods and snacks are safe from cross contamination.
OU Kosher is the largest and most respected kosher certification agency in the world. The OU symbol will begin rolling out on Kinnikinnick’s packaging beginning this December, just in time for Chanukah. All of Kinnikinnick’s current product offerings are now certified Kosher, including Kinnikinnick’s Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, Chocolate Dipped Donuts, All Purpose Flour Blend, Angel Food Cake Mix, Blueberry Muffins, White Sandwich Bread, Pizza Crusts, S’moreables Graham Style Crackers, and KinniKritters Animal Cookies, to name a few. For a complete list, click here.
Kosher foods have sustained a growth rate of 15% annually and are the fastest growing ethnic cuisine over the past five years, according to Canadian Agri-Food Trade Service. In total, more than 13% of Americans have reported specifically purchasing kosher-certified foods.
“Making our products certified kosher was a natural choice for us,” shared Kinnikinnick Foods’ President and CEO Jerry Bigam. “Since our products were already free of dairy, we received many calls asking if our lineup was kosher as well. The demand was there, our products met the requirements; we just needed to go through the certification procedure to make it official.”
Kinnikinnick’s products are available for purchase online at www.kinnikinnick.com and at select natural and mainstream grocery stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
About Kinnikinnick Foods
Based in Edmonton, Canada, Kinnikinnick Foods is North America’s leading source of deliciously diverse baked goods products created for those maintaining a gluten, dairy and/or nut-free diet. Kinnikinnick runs the largest dedicated gluten, dairy and nut free bakery in North America, thus ensuring that its retail and foodservice customers enjoy the most variety of uncontaminated, risk-free food products available today. For more information, please visit www.kinnikinnick.com. You can also find Kinnikinnick on Facebook and Twitter.