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We’re pleased to announce a new member to our Manufacturer Partnership.

muffintownMuffin Town, headquartered in Chelsea, MA, has been providing premium value baked goods for over 30 years. Their SunWise SunButter and Grape Jelly Sandwich is made in a peanut and tree nut-free facility and can be found in many school cafeterias, food service establishments and retail outlets nationwide, providing a great lunch option for children in allergen-restricted classrooms and families on the go.

Click here to find out more about the company and their products. Click here to see the press release.

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Please note that we have removed a number of products from the Safe Snack Guide and Allergence, our interactive product screening service:

  • All Ian’s Brand Products

This is not a product safety advisory: Elevation Brands – the parent company of Ian’s – has opted to withdraw from our Manufacturer Partnership. As we no longer have a relationship with the manufacturer that provides us with the timely product data we require from all partners, we are removing their products from our publications.

We hope Elevation Brands will rejoin our partnership at a later date. Until then, please direct all inquiries to the company.

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We’re pleased to announce the inclusion of many new products with the addition of a new member to our Manufacturer Partnership.

Herr Foods manufactures an extensive line of savory snacks including potato chips, pretzels, popcorn and cheese curls. The family owned and operated company began 67 years ago in Lancaster, Pa., herrslogoand now employs more than 1,500 people who make 340 delicious snack products that are available worldwide. Though a small number of Herr’s products were previously listed in the Safe Snack Guide, the company has joined us as a full-fledged partner and now many more of their products are listed both in the Guide and Allergence, our interactive allergen screening service. Click here to learn more about Herr’s and their products and click here to read the press release.

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Safe Snack Guide Halloween Edition

The Halloween Edition of the Safe Snack Guide is hot off the press, waiting for you to download your copy.

As we do every year, we’ve dedicated a whole page to Halloween-themed and bulk-packaged candies and chocolates, just in time for trick-or-treat and nut-free classroom celebrations. With each listing we provide size/packaging information and indicate whether the items are individually wrapped.

Please also be advised that we have removed chocolate products from Giddy Yoyo, as the company has informed us that they have begun using raw coconut oil (considered a tree nut according to the FDA but not in Canada) as an ingredient in a few of their new varieties. Their other health foods and supplements remain top-8 allergen free, and the company plans to remove the coconut oil in later formulations. When that happens, we will re-list Giddy Yoyo chocolate products and let you know with a subsequent update.

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Now that the kids are back readin’, ritin’ and ‘rithmetickin, it’s time for the 2015 Back-to-School update of the Safe Snack Guide and Allergence! We’re pleased to announce the addition of new products from the latest member to join our Manufacturer Partnership as well as new offers.

New Partner

PhillySwirlPhillySwirl – specializes in refreshing Philadelphia-style Italian ice products that are swirled together in delicious flavor combinations. Their products featured in the Guide are all marketed free of the “Top 8” allergens including peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. Click here to learn more about their products including their store finder.

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mini-chipsEnjoy Life Foods, a long time member of the Manufacturer Partnership, has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of a specific lot of their Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips due to possible contamination with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and/or dried fruits that were inadvertently added to the product.

The recall is limited to product sold in the US, identified as follows:

Product Description: Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, 10 oz. bag
Retail UPC 853522 000306
Best By Date Jun 18 2016 (found on back right of package)

The issue was brought to the attention of the company via communication from a consumer. One possible reaction has been reported to date.

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SSG-Update-FB-BlogIconWe’re pleased to announce the addition of many products from new and existing members of our Manufacturer Partnership as well as clarifications to text that appears on our cover page.

New Partners welcomes two manufacturers that have joined our partnership, now numbering over 50 companies. By doing so, they have committed to providing much greater disclosure regarding their processing of 11 allergens than is required by the FDA on the label.

Logo GOE 73x73Goetze’s Candy is a family owned company located in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1895, Goetze’s Candy has been making sweet treats in the USA for over 120 years. The firm produces iconic Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales®, both manufactured in a facility free of peanuts and tree nuts. Click here to learn more about Goetze’s and their products.

Logo TRP 73x73Triann’s Pantry specializes in quick, easy, delicious baking mixes free of gluten, dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, rice and corn that are manufactured in their own dedicated facility free of these allergens. Click here to learn more about Triann’s and their products.

New Products

PAS Logo 73x73We’ve added organic, dark chocolate chips and mini-bars from the Pascha Chocolate Company. Pascha specializes in gourmet dark chocolate completely free of all 8 major allergens (and more) with no taste compromise. Click here to learn more about Pascha and their products.

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We received many questions regarding those “May contain…” type messages you find on labels after our Time article yesterday. With that in mind, here’s a 10 second quiz to see how well you know what those warnings really mean:

The following are allergen warnings you might find on a product that does not contain the allergen as an ingredient. Simply put them in order of safest to most risk that the product contains traces of the allergen:

A – May contain allergen
B – Manufactured in a facility that also processes allergen
C – Manufactured on equipment that also processes allergen
D – May contain traces of allergen
E – [No statement]

You have 10 seconds while we bring you this graphic. Go!

10sec test

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SSG-Update-FB-BlogIconPlease note that we have removed a product from the Safe Snack Guide due to a change in labeling, manufacture, or disclosure:

  • ShopRite Red White Blue Pops 12 Pack

We have confirmed with a representative of the Wakefern Food Corporation, the manufacturer of many ShopRite brand products, that this item is currently manufactured in a line that also processes tree nuts.

Also note that we incorrectly identified Vermont Nut Free Fudge with the advisory [EGG processed in Facility] when in fact it should have been identified with the advisory [Contains EGG]. This has now been corrected and we apologize for the error.

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