Update to Safe Snack Guide: September 12, 2013


Please note that we have removed one item from the Safe Snack Guide and have added a number of products from new partners to our SnackSafely.com Manufacturer’s Partnership Initiative.

Removed Item

The following item has been removed due to manufacturing, labeling, and/or disclosure changes made by the manufacturer:

  • Hershey’s Chocolate Bars – King Size (2.6 oz)

Hershey’s is a trusted manufacturer that has maintained reliable labeling practices. Some King Size bars bear a warning that states: “Manufactured on the same equipment that processes almonds.” This does not affect the standard 1.55 oz bar that we understand to be safe and remains listed in the Guide.

New/Confirmed Products

We have added/confirmed the manufacturing processes of products from three manufacturers that have joined our Partnership Initiative:

  • Surf Sweets – A long-time listing in the Safe Snack Guide, Surf Sweets specializes in producing quality candies that are free of the top 10 allergens as well as corn syrup and artificial colors/flavors, instead opting for high quality ingredients like organic fruit juice and sweeteners. We have added a number of additional Surf Sweet products to the Guide;
  • WowButter – Another long-time listing in the Guide, WowButter specializes in a peanut butter alternative based on soy that tastes just like peanut butter. WowButter is made in a facility free of the top FALCPA allergens (with the exception of soy) and is popular in schools and institutional settings;
  • Wink Frozen Desserts – Wink is a new manufacturer joining us for the first time. Wink Frozen Desserts are a healthy alternative to ice cream, free of the top 8 FALCPA allergens. Each variety is sugar and fat free, completely sourced from natural plant-based ingredients, and appropriate for many allergen-free and diabetic diets.

These entries are listed in bold as we have confirmed the details of their manufacture directly with their respective manufacturers via our Product Portal.

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

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