OK to Shake Your (Pirate's) Booty


We received a number of inquiries regarding the relabeling of Pirate’s Booty, a line of salty/savory snacks which used to carry a “Made in a peanut/tree nut free facility” declaration but no longer does.

The Pirate’s line is owned by B&G Foods, which manufactures many other well known brands including Ortega Taco Shells, Cream of Wheat, and Mrs Dash spices.

Thanks to Kate Reamer – a SnackSafely.com reader who was kind enough to research this issue and report back to us – we have a definitive response from B&G:

Dear Consumer,

There have not been any changes to the peanut/tree nut free status at either of our plants. We have been adding this statement to bags and boxes as new packaging is reprinted. It is apparent that the products you are inquiring about do not reflect the most current reprints.

All facilities remain peanut/tree nut free.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience we may have caused.

Corporate Consumer Affairs
B&G Foods, Inc.

Thank you, Kate, for taking the time to let us know! We appreciate it!

And to you, B&G… come join our Manufacturer Partnership so the allergic community can enjoy your products with peace of mind!

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  1. Just a head’s up that Pirate’s Booty has been acquired by Hershey and their ingredients have changed. Regarding shared lines, their website states:

    Our snacks do not contain peanuts or tree nuts and are made in facilities that do not process peanuts or tree nuts. However, ingredients may change from time to time, so always check the label on a specific product for the most current ingredient and allergen information.

    PIRATE’S BOOTY Snacks do not contain sesame. However, some of our products are manufactured in facilities that process sesame.


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