As the start of the school year approaches, we receive many inquiries about the Safe Snack Guide from parents, teachers, school nurses and PTA organizations as they search for solutions to help implement nut-free classroom policies.
Here follows a collection of the most frequently asked questions complete with answers.
It’s time for parents, teachers, school nurses, administrators and PTA organizations to begin planning for the upcoming school year. As more and more school districts adopt policies to better manage allergens in the classroom, they need reliable tools to help simplify and streamline the process for parents and teachers alike.
The Safe Snack Guide provides the foundation for any nut-exclusion program. From snacks to peanut butter alternatives, the Guide provides an easy way to steer parents toward safer alternatives.
Click here for a full-page flyer describing the Guide and use it to begin the conversation at your child’s school.
We are pleased to announce that Brothers-All-Natural, makers of an extensive line of healthy dried fruit snacks, have joined our Manufacturer Partnership Program and their products have been added to the Safe Snack Guide.
Brothers-All-Natural fruit snacks are made from 100% real fruit with absolutely no additives or preservatives of any kind. With a variety of products that include freeze-dried Fruit Crisps, Fruit Clusters, and Fruit & Oats cereal, there are many healthy snack options for all ages and diets; including fun, Disney packaging for the kids. All of their Fruit Crisps and Fruit Clusters are gluten-free, peanut/tree nut free, soy free, dairy free, non GMO, vegan, and OU Kosher certified.
Please note that we have also removed all varieties Nabisco Classics snacks from the Guide as the line has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
We’ve made additions to the Safe Snack Guide just in time for end of school year classroom celebrations and to help with nut-free snack selections for camp.
Please note that we have removed a number of products from the Safe Snack Guide:
- Shoprite ABC Cookie Squares – removed due to changes in manufacture/labeling/disclosure.
- Righteously Raw Products – removed due to change in disclosure: manufactured on lines where coconut is also processed.
We are pleased to announce that Earth Source Organics, makers of the Righteously Raw brand of chocolates, have joined our Manufacturer Partnership Program and their products have been added to the Safe Snack Guide.
Righteously Raw products are certified organic, vegan, kosher, gluten free, non-GMO, contain no refined sugar and are manufactured in a dedicated facility free of the top 11 allergens.
Wink Frozen Desserts has opted to withdraw from the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership Program.
Manufacturers that join our partnership disclose their processing of 11 allergens via our portal and commit to keeping their information up-to-date. In return they gain listings in the Safe Snack Guide and future publications for all their qualifying products.
As we no longer have an agreement in place with Wink, we have removed their products from the Guide.
Spring is in the air and that means Easter is just around the corner! Time for the Easter Edition of the Safe Snack Guide! This update has an entire page of peanut and tree nut-free Easter goodies, with many egg-free as well.
You’ll also find coupons and giveaways from Don’t Go Nuts, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, Ian’s Natural Foods, WowButter, Sweet Alexis, and Allergic Solution!
We are pleased to announce a number of new additions to the Safe Snack Guide.
We have added a new category entitled ‘Frozen Entrees / Appetizers / Sides / Desserts‘ which will provide many new options to busy families that must also cope with food allergies.
Please note that we are removing the listings for products from three ice cream manufacturers from the Safe Snack Guide:
- Breyers – removed due to changes in manufacture/labeling/disclosure.
Unilever, manufacturers of Breyers brand, employ the following process during a run:
- Plain flavors, such as vanilla and chocolate, are made in the first batches;
- Nuts and other add-ins are added to the same equipment in later batches;
- All equipment is washed down between runs, and the process repeats.
As the firm employs no testing between runs to ensure that allergen residue has been removed, we are removing it from the Guide.
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