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 1200 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 our 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, including shared line and shared facility information you’ll find nowhere else, is provided directly by our partner manufacturers, never from the label.
Aside from many new product additions from our existing partners, we’ve introduced products from four new members of our Manufacturer Partnership. Please welcome:
- A La Mode – As longtime ice cream lovers, they didn’t want kids or adults with nut allergies to live in a world where they couldn’t enjoy the tasty treat of some sweet delicious ice cream – so they did something about it. A La Mode ice cream leaves out the potentially harmful stuff (nuts, sesame seeds and eggs), but leaves in all of the rich, satisfying taste of a premium ice cream brand. (See their ad in the Safe Snack Guide!)
- Rule Breaker Snacks – When the founder was a health journalist, she learned all about food allergies and wanted to make something everyone could eat. Rule Breaker Snacks are free from the top 8 allergens (no wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, or soy) and all their products are also certified gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and kosher (KOF-K) too. They contain only good, clean ingredients that you can pronounce, and no preservatives.
- Sneakz Organic – With a simple blend of whole organic foods, including sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, and beets, Sneakz combines great taste with positive nutrition to help families eat better and enjoy their vegetables. Made with pure, clean USDA Organic ingredients, Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or gluten.
- BjornQorn – They make a vegan savory popcorn with solar energy in the Hudson Valley of New York. Their main topping is nutritional yeast which provides hard to get B vitamins and tastes cheesy. They promote solar energy in any way it can be used, and they home grow their popcorn on the founder’s family farm. Non-GMO kernels, gluten free, nut free, and vegan.
With this update, we must also say goodbye to two members of our Manufacturer Partnership: Lancaster Foods, which has suspended operations for a time while they seek new leadership, and Gerbs, which has opted out. As these companies no longer provide us with the disclosures we require, we can no longer vouch for their products in our publications. We hope they rejoin us in the future.
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