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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.

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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!

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Pretzel!We are pleased to announce a number of new additions to the Safe Snack Guide.

New Category

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.

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Food Navigator ArticleSnackSafely.com’s Manufacturer Partnership Program was highlighted in an article by Food Navigator-USA, a publication that caters to decision makers in food and beverage development in North America. The article, entitled “SnackSafely.com closing the allergen contamination knowledge gap” details our program to partner directly with manufacturers to have them disclose information regarding the processing of 11 allergens during the manufacture of their products.

As of this writing, over 21 manufacturers have joined the program with more to be announced later this week. Joining the program is free to manufacturers, who agree to provide manufacturing data via our proprietary portal. In return, all their qualifying products earn a listing in the Safe Snack Guide, our list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs relied upon by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of parents nationwide.

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Pretzel!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:

    1. Plain flavors, such as vanilla and chocolate, are made in the first batches;
    2. Nuts and other add-ins are added to the same equipment in later batches;
    3. 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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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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Please note that we have updated the contents of the Safe Snack Guide.

We’re pleased to announce that we have added many products by three companies that have joined our SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership Program:

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conversationheartsWe have been inundated with requests for peanut/tree nut free conversation hearts, those little candy hearts with messages printed on them like “Be Mine” and “Love You” traditionally sold for Valentine’s Day. We have also had many inquiries why we do not include them in the Valentine’s Day section of the current Safe Snack Guide.

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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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eat+runA current article in US News and World Report’s Eat+Run health and wellness section provides a valuable primer on how to plan a party when children with food allergies or dietary restrictions will be in attendance.

In “Planning an Allergy-Friendly Birthday Party”, author Tamara Duker Freuman describes her own experience planning a birthday party for her son and the strategies she developed to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all the children involved, including one with tree nut allergy and another following a vegan diet. She references SnackSafely.com and the Safe Snack Guide as go-to resources for finding appropriate treats for such occasions.

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