Update to Safe Snack Guide and Allergence: August 2, 2017

Update to Safe Snack Guide and allergence

We’re pleased to announce the latest update to the Safe Snack Guide and our Allergence product screening service.

The Safe Snack Guide is a catalog of over 1000 foods, all free of peanuts and tree nuts with hundreds free of the Top 8 allergens. The Guide is used by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of parents nationwide to help keep allergens out of the classroom and the home.

Allergence is an interactive service that shows you precisely how these products are manufactured with respect to the 11 allergens we track: the Top 8 (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish) as well as sesame, mustard and gluten. All allergen information is provided directly by our partner manufacturers, never from the label.

Aside from a number of new product additions from our existing partners, we’ve introduced 46 products from four new members of our Manufacturer Partnership. Please welcome:

Spangler Candy CompanySpangler Candy Company Spangler is a family owned company that’s been producing candy since 1906. Their entire product line including such family favorites as Dum-Dums and Saf-T-Pops and a variety of candy canes is gluten-free, free of the Top 8 allergens, and manufactured in a dedicated facility free of these allergens.

PUR CompanyThe PUR Company PUR is the #1 selling brand of aspartame-free gum and mints worldwide! All the delicious flavors of PUR are aspartame-free, sugar free, certified vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, made with all-natural flavors, and manufactured in a facility free of the Top 8.

Deep River SnacksDeep River Snacks The folks at Deep River pride themselves on creating healthier snacks with unmatched flavor from only the highest-quality ingredients. All products are made without any artificial ingredients, are certified gluten-free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and are manufactured in peanut and tree nut-free facilities.

Red Bird CandyPiedmont Candy Company The manufacturer of Red Bird candies is a family-owned business thats been making peppermint and assorted flavored soft candy puff in North Carolina since 1890. Their products are gluten-free, free of the Top 8 allergens and use only 100% pure cane sugar never corn syrup – and pure peppermint oil.

With this issue we also say goodbye to Freedom Foods which is leaving our Manufacturer Partnership. Though there are no safety concerns with their products, they have been removed from our publications as we no longer have a relationship with the firm. We hope they will return at a later date.


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