Please note that a call-out printed on the Halloween packaging for Sixlets Chocolate Candies may cause confusion leading consumers to assume the product is safe from the “Top 8” allergens.
While the call-out — pictured here — specifies the product is nut-free and gluten-free, it also bears the phrase “Classroom Safe” which has no legal or regulatory definition. As such, there is concern the phrase may be construed as “free of the Top 8 allergens” when the product is not safe for milk and soy allergies.
Here is the allergen profile for Sixlets Chocolate Candies as provided by SweetWorks, the manufacturer of Sixlets candies:
Note that milk and soy are listed as ingredients of the product and as such the product is not safe for consumption by children or adults with milk or soy allergies and is not appropriate for classrooms attended by children who have allergies to milk or soy.
The teal wrapper should also not be misconstrued to imply an endorsement by FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project, a movement that raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.