Kinnikinnick Launches Gluten-Free Thin Pizza Crusts for Food Service

Edmonton, Canada, March 1, 2011 – Kinnikinnick Foods, North America’s leading gluten-free baked goods manufacturer, is launching a food service line of gluten-free, family-sized thin crust pizza, which will debut at the International Pizza Expo on March 1st in Las Vegas.

"http://www.sonray.com/kinnikinnick_logo.gif"In addition to being gluten-free, the new thin crusts are also free of dairy and nuts, making the product ideal for consumers with special dietary needs. The new thin crusts join the company’s current lineup of 10” thick crust family-sized pizza and personal-sized pizza crusts available on a food service and retail level.

Makers of the #1 gluten-free pizza crust in the retail market, Kinnikinnick Foods has earned a stellar reputation among consumers by adhering to exceptionally strict manufacturing practices. Produced in a dedicated gluten-free, wheat-free, peanut-free and tree-nut free facility, the Kinnikinnick Pizza Crusts are safe from cross contamination.

According to Paul Antico, founder of AllergyEats, an online guide to allergy-friendly restaurants, there is tremendous spending power in the gluten-free community. He estimates that roughly 9 million food allergic diners can be won over by allergy-friendly restaurants and given that most diners eat out with other people – and the gluten-free diner often dictates where the whole group eats – this number dramatically underestimates the true economic value of serving the food-allergic population.

Shared Jerry Bigam, founder of Kinnikinnick Foods, “With dietary restrictions in our family, we know all too well that sometimes the hardest part of maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle is being left out of the most simple fun, like going out for pizza. It’s a staple of social gatherings, a meal many can agree on, and the perfect dish for watching a sports game. We hope to make the option of enjoying gluten-free pizza a standard at food service locations across the country.”

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-free 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 www.kinnikinnick.com.