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McCain Foods USA, Inc. Announces a Product Recall Impacting Frozen Onion Rings Sold and Distributed Under Separate Private Label Retail Brands

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2016

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McCain Foods
630-857-4329

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McCain US Communications
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630-857-4931

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Lisle, IL - McCain Foods USA, Inc. today announced it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen onion ring 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.

These frozen onion ring products are sold under the following brands/retail locations: Save-A-Lot Stores (40oz Bag of Frozen Breaded Diced Onion Rings, Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match Brand), Krasdale Brand (16oz Bag of Frozen Onion Rings), Spartan Brand (20oz Bag of Frozen Onion Rings) and Shur Fine Brand (16oz Bag of Frozen Onion Rings). No other products are impacted by this recall.

The products being recalled have been manufactured after October 20th, 2015 and prior to September 23, 2016. The production date code will begin with the letter “V” on the bag. Production date is documented on the bag via the following format: VYYMMDD. V=Production Plant Impacted By Recall. YY = Year. MM = Month. DD=Day.& Therefore, packages with date codes after October 20, 2015 [V151020] and prior to September 23, 2016 [V160923] are a part of the recall.

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.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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 at (630) 857-4329.

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