Update to Safe Snack Guide: April 25, 2013


Please note that we have removed three items from our Safe Snack Guide and have confirmed the safety of a fourth.

We are removing the following items due to manufacturing/labeling/disclosure changes by their manufacturer, Unilever:

  • Popsicle
  • Fudgiscle

We are removing the following item due to a change of manufacturing/labeling/disclosure as part of their “Outshine” rebranding campaign:

  • Edy’s Fruit Bars

We received a query regarding the safety of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses from one of our subscribers. We reached out to Hershey’s Consumer Service department and have been assured that all package sizes of their regular milk chocolate Kisses are safe from cross-contamination from peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. Note: this does not include novelty (giant) Kiss sizes which are not listed in the guide.

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

Click here for the latest revision of the 2013 Safe Snack Guide

Once again, we thank our readers and subscribers for their diligence and feedback which helps us keep the Safe Snack Guide up-to-date between product surveys. If you have not subscribed to our mailing list for updates and product advisories, we suggest you do so by clicking here.

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  1. Hi,
    Thank you for compiling this list and helping to keep my son and so many others safe.
    I have a question regarding your removal of Popsicle and Fudgesicle from the list. Would you be able to provide further information about this? Are you aware of any information that they produce products with nuts/peanuts on their lines? I have read their allergen statement but I haven’t seen nuts/peanuts as an ingredient.
    I’m wondering only because Popsicle brand is one of the only things my son could get from the ice cream truck. We’ve never had a problem and would really like to keep their products available. Any thoughts or further information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Maria Downey

    • Maria, Popsicle brand products are not made on dedicated lines, though Unilever (the manufacturer) maintains that they have special handling procedures for all allergens. Popsicles and Fudgsicles have been staples in our home, but with this information we simply can’t be confident that cross-contamination won’t occur. Since we don’t know what else is manufactured in the plant, we’ve removed them from the Guide. Understand that the Guide is not gospel – we encourage parents to contact the respective manufacturers directly and decide for themselves whether a treat is appropriate for their child, but we strive to be as conservative as possible.


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