Kinnikinnick Foods Receives OU Kosher Certification

14 Dec 2011

Gluten-Free Baked Goods Certified Kosher Pareve Just In Time To Enjoy Chanukah Donuts

EDMONTON, CANADA – Kinnikinnick Foods, North America’s leading manufacturer of gluten-free baked goods and snacks, today announced that its company, facilities, and all of its current products are now certified OU kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union.

Kinnikinnick runs the largest, dedicated gluten, dairy and nut free facilities in North America and both of its plants in Edmonton are under the supervision and certification 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 world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency. 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 but a few.

Kosher foods have sustained a growth rate of 15 percent annually and are the fastest growing ethnic cuisine over the past five years, according to Canadian Agri-Food Trade Service. More than 13 percent of Americans have reported specifically purchasing kosher-certified foods.

“Making our products OU Kosher certified 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.”

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing, welcomed Kinnikinnick Foods to the growing list of highly regarded baking industry companies who have attained OU certification in recent years and expressed “particular satisfaction that these fine products will be able to meet the needs not only of the ever-growing kosher market place, but of the very many gluten-free consumers.

Kinnikinnick’s products are available for purchase online at 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 You can also find Kinnikinnick on Facebook and Twitter.

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