December 22/Edmonton, Alb./Press Release (Kinnikinnick Foods) -- Kinnikinnick Foods announced its company, facilities and all of its current products are certified OU kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union.

Kinnikinnick runs one of the largest, dedicated gluten, dairy and nut free facilities in North America, and both of its plants in Edmonton are under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union. By making all of its products in house, Kinnikinnick notes it can ensure its baked goods and snacks are safe from cross contamination.

“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.”

 From the December 26, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.