McCain Foods USA Inc. of Lisle, IL, is recalling frozen onion rings sold at retail under four different brands due to 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.

Onion rings
One of the four brands of frozen onion rings being recalled by McCain Foods. See the others by clicking on the photo.
The recalled frozen onion ring products are sold under the following brands/retail locations:

  • Save-A-Lot stores, 40-ounce bags of frozen, breaded and diced onion rings, Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match brand;
  • Krasdale brand, 16-ounce bags of frozen onion rings;
  • Spartan brand, 20-ounce bags of frozen onion rings; and
  • Shur Fine brand, 16-ounce bags of frozen onion rings.

No other products are impacted by this recall. The products being recalled have been manufactured after Oct. 20, 2015, and prior to Sept. 23, 2016. The production date code will begin with the letter “V” on the bag. The production date is documented on the bag using a VYYMMDD format. V means the production plant impacted by the recall, YY is the year, MM is the month, and DD is the day. Therefore, packages with date codes after Oct. 20, 2015, (V151020), and prior to Sept. 23, 2016, (V160923), are a part of this recall. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are advised to check their freezers and should throw out any unused product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, the company stated. McCain Foods is working with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and retailers to make sure the affected products are removed from the marketplace. Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact the company at 630-857-4329. In February, McCain Foods recalled 1,681 cases of potato, egg, cheese and bacon fritters due to the possibility of contamination with plastic materials.

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