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Pretzel!Please note that we have removed a number of products from the Safe Snack Guide:

  • Ritz Crackers – all varieties.

We received a report that two sleeves of the Peanut Butter variety of Ritz Crackerfuls were packaged in a box of the Classic Cheddar variety. Though the individual sleeves were clearly labeled as containing the Peanut Butter variety, this could have  led to unthinkable consequences had the error not been discovered by an observant parent before the treat was given to a child.

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Pretzel!

Please note that we have removed a number of products from the Safe Snack Guide:

  • Oreos: All varieties other than Original and Double Stuf;

We received information and a photo from a concerned individual showing package labeling for the Minis variety carrying a “may contain peanut” warning. Given the information we received recently from Mondelēz and in keeping with our policy to err on the side of safety, we are removing all Oreo varieties other than the traditional Original and Double Stuf varieties.

We have also removed the following Oreo branded varieties as a precaution:

  • Kraft Handi-Snacks Oreo Cookie Sticks ’n Creme Dip
  • Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs – Oreo Thin Crisps 

We strongly urge you to discard your current copy of the Guide and download the latest revision:

Click here for the Safe Snack Guide

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SnackSafely.com Welcomes Utz Quality Foods to its Manufacturer Partnership

Products to be Showcased in the Safe Snack Guide and
Upcoming App

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

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The publisher of the Safe Snack Guide, a resource relied upon by thousands of schools, camps, youth sports leagues and scouting groups nationwide to implement nut-free policies, is pleased to announce the newest member to join its Manufacturer Partnership.

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Paula Cooper

We often receive questions about dining out with food allergies. It’s a difficult problem; one that is only now beginning to receive the proper attention it deserves.

An important issue in assuring the safety of diners with food allergies is the proper training of the restaurant management and personnel responsible for procuring and preparing the ingredients that end up in your dish. Our friends at Dine Aware™ provide such training to the benefit of the industry at large.

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GeneralMills

“Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?” So begins an article in today’s New York Times that should give consumers pause, especially those with special dietary concerns.

The article highlights a new tactic being employed by General Mills and other major food producers. These firms are quietly rolling out new ‘Terms of Service’ on their websites and social media properties that limit your right to sue if you ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ them, download their coupons, or join their mailing lists.

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Manufacturers Join SnackSafely.com in Drive for Greater Transparency in Food Allergen Disclosures

Tootsie Roll Industries, Enjoy Life Foods among 20 manufacturers to join program’s launch

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

PR QuoteThe publisher of the Safe Snack Guide, a snack list used by thousands of schools, camps, youth sports leagues, and scouting groups nationwide to help implement nut-free policies, is now working directly with food manufacturers to provide greater transparency regarding the potential for allergens in their products.

Manufacturers participating in the SnackSafely.com program access a proprietary portal to submit information about their products, including processing information for 11 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish (the “top 8”) as well as sesame, mustard, and gluten.

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mfgBadge1 OpengraphWe wanted to let you know of a fundamental change coming to the Safe Snack Guide, our 8 page guide of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs relied upon by hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of parents nationwide.

Beginning with our next update, we will be introducing items clearly marked as containing eggs. The entries for these items will bear warning text as follows:
containsegg

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Video Game

A trial conducted by the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center and funded by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has begun testing the usability and efficacy of a new web-based video game targeted at children with food allergies.

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UtzThose little orange and black bags of Utz Halloween Shaped Pretzels have long been a trusted “go to” staple for families concerned with peanut and tree nut cross-contamination. This year, boxes of the product were erroneously labeled “Made in a Peanut and Tree Nut Facility“, omitting the word Free. The individual 1/2 oz bags of product within the boxes are labeled correctly as “Made in a Peanut and Tree Nut Free Facility”.

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Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new labeling standards for foods claiming to be “Gluten-Free”.  The standards are intended to help protect the estimated 3 million sufferers of celiac disease, a serious auto-immune disorder triggered by ingestion of the gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

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