Update to Safe Snack Guide: February 18, 2014

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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, or 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.

  • Turkey Hill – removed due to changes in manufacture/labeling/disclosure.

    Turkey Hill brand also manufactures their ice cream on the same line with nuts, but their process differs from Breyers:

    1. Plain flavors are made in the first batches;
    2. Nuts and other add-ins are mixed in later batches farther along the manufacturing line, i.e. the allergens are not processed in the same equipment as that which produces the plain ice cream. As such, the potential for cross-contamination is limited to the packing and hardening equipment;
    3. All equipment is washed down between runs, and the process repeats.

    As the firm employs no testing between runs to ensure that allergen cross-contamination has not occurred, we are removing it from the Guide.

  • Dolly Madison – removed as products are not widely available.

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