We 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:
The change will allow us to introduce many new products (both with and without eggs) as manufacturers continue to join our Manufacturer Partnership Initiative. By joining the Initiative, food producers use our portal to disclose the processing details of their products as they relate to 11 allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, gluten, shellfish, sesame, and mustard. As of this writing, 29 manufacturers have joined the initiative and we anticipate many more to follow. All participants display our badge (pictured above) on their websites.
The data we collect will provide far more information regarding the potential for cross-contamination than the label so that you will be able to make informed decisions regarding which snacks to purchase for an individual with food allergies. We will make this data available via an exciting set of new services to be announced later in the year.
In the meantime, we are confident the Safe Snack Guide will continue to be a valuable resource to consumers, parents, teachers, school nurses, and food service administrators alike. We value your feedback: if you have ideas or comments you would like to share with us, please use the Contact Us form on our site.
Will the manufacturers indicate shared equipment changes etc as they happen?
Yes, they are required to under the terms of the Initiative.
This is very disappointing news. There are so many families that use this site that no longer will because of this change. My family is one of those families. My son is extremely allergic to eggs.
Christina, we’re sorry to hear this. We can assure you though, that any product future product containing egg will be clearly marked. In the not-too-distant future we will provide a service whereby you select the mix of allergens you need to avoid and generate a personalized snack list. We hope you’ll reconsider us then.
Thank you so much for the change and for the service you provide. Very much appreciated.
I agree, this makes it confusing. I really relied on this because it was a perfect, exact guide for my peanut/tree nut/egg allergic son. Guess I will wait nd see. Like the idea of a personalized list. I also come a Ross additional items I wish you shared, Cherrybrook Farms baking mixes, for example.
I agree, this makes it confusing. I really relied on this because it was a perfect, exact guide for my peanut/tree nut/egg allergic son. Guess I will wait nd see. Like the idea of a personalized list.