Home Advisory Update to Safe Snack Guide: March 17, 2015

Update to Safe Snack Guide: March 17, 2015

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Please note that we have removed two products from the Safe Snack Guide due to a disclosure from the manufacturer.

After a discussion with Lisa Guzzo, Consumer Relations Manager of Just Born Quality Confections, we have decided to delist MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® from the Guide.

While these iconic products are manufactured in a facility that does not process peanuts or tree nuts, a small portion of their products are packaged by third-parties that may use equipment that is also used for products containing these allergens. Although the firm’s labeling policy includes voluntarily labeling for potential cross contamination of the “Top 8” allergens, we have decided to remove their products from the Guide in keeping with our policies. Consumers should address questions or concerns regarding Just Born brands by calling them toll free at 1-888-645-3453 or visiting them online at www.justborn.com.

We have suggested to Just Born that they include an indication on the packaging identifying product that has been packaged in-house. We hope to reach a satisfactory arrangement with them in the future at which point we will reinstate their listings.

Note: Just Born is not a member of our Manufacturer Partnership.

Additional Easter Note: Peeps® by Just Born have been a staple of the Easter Edition of the Safe Snack Guide in the past. Because a small portion are also packaged by third-parties, we will omit this product from the upcoming Easter Edition as well.

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 Safe Snack Guide

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