Updated Recall Information: McCain Foods USA, Inc. Issues Expanded Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Frozen Onion Rings Sold and Distributed Under Private Label Retailer Brands

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For Immediate Release

September 28, 2016

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LISLE, IL – McCain Foods USA, Inc. today announced it is expanding its voluntarily recall of retail, frozen onion rings to include two (2) additional private label retail branded products due to the use of incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as one of the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

McCain Foods USA, Inc. is recalling the following products. Kroger Brand, 20 oz. Bag of Frozen Breaded Minced Onion Rings with any production date after March 9, 2015 and prior to July 24, 2015, and Fareway Brand, 20 oz. Bag of Frozen Breaded Onion Rings with any production date after March 9, 2015 and prior to June 5, 2015.

On September 23, 2016 McCain Foods USA, Inc. initially recalled frozen onion ring products sold under the following brands: Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match Brand/Save-A-Lot, 40 oz. Bag of Frozen Breaded Diced Onion Rings; Krasdale Brand, 16 oz. Bag of Frozen Onion Rings; Spartan Brand, 20 oz. Bag of Frozen Onion Rings; and Shur Fine Brand, 16 oz. Bag of Frozen Onion Rings. The products for this initial September 23, 2016 recall were manufactured after October 20, 2015 and prior to September 23, 2016. McCain has updated the Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match Brand recall period to be after October 20, 2015 and prior to March 16, 2016.

The production date code will begin with the letter “V” and can be found on the back of the package in the lower, right hand side or next to the cooking instructions. Production date is documented on the bag via the following format: VYYMMDD. V=Production Plant Impacted by Recall. YY=Year. MM= Month. DD=Day. For example, a product impacted by this recall with the production date of March 10, 2015 would have the following date code on the bag: V150310.

The following summarizes the recalled product information:

Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match Brand (40 oz.)

  • Retailer: Save-A-Lot Retail Grocery Stores
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After October 20, 2015 V151020
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to March 16, 2016 V160316

Krasdale Brand Frozen Onion Rings (16 oz.)

  • Retailer: C-Town, Bravo, AIM and Market Fresh Retail Grocery Stores
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After October 20, 2015 V151020
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to September 23, 2016 V160923

Spartan Brand Frozen Onion Rings (20 oz.)

  • Retailer: Spartan, Family Fare, Econo Foods and Martin’s Retail Grocery Store
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After October 20, 2015 V15102
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to September 23, 2016 V160923

Shur Fine Brand Frozen Onion Rings (16 oz.)

  • Retailer: Various Retail Grocery Stores
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After October 20, 2015 V151020
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to September 23, 2016 V160923

Kroger Brand Frozen Breaded Minced Onion Rings (20 oz.)

  • Retailer: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, QSC, Fry’s and Smith’s Retail Grocery Stores
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After March 9, 2015 V150309
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to July 24, 2015 V150724

Fareway Brand Frozen Breaded Onion Rings (20 oz.)

  • Retailer: Fareway Retail Grocery Stores
  • Start Date of Recalled Product: After March 9, 2015 V150309
  • End Date of Recalled Product: Prior to June 5, 2015 V150605

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are advised to check their freezers and should throw out unused product or return any of it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To-date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food safety remains a top priority for McCain Foods USA, Inc. and we have full confidence that all appropriate steps are being taken to protect our consumers. McCain is working cooperatively with the FDA and retailers to ensure the affected products are removed from the marketplace.

Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact McCain Foods USA, Inc., at 877-804-6198 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST).