Late July Snacks – manufacturers of an extensive line of tortilla chips and a long-time member of the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership – has reported a change in the manufacturing information we provide on behalf of the brand.
The company, which previously marketed their chips as tree nut free, has reported that coconut is now processed on the same lines as their chips are manufactured. Because the US Food and Drug Administration classifies coconut as a tree nut, the company no longer claims the products to be manufactured in a tree nut-free facility. Coconut is the only tree nut currently processed in the facility.
A representative of the company’s Quality Assurance department stated that Late July sanitation procedures include swabbing equipment to test for coconut trace before each run. Still, for those avoiding coconut, please make your own determination based on this change.
As a result of the changes, please note the following:
- We are removing Late July tortilla products from the Safe Snack Guide as the Guide is reserved for products that are manufactured in facilities that are BOTH peanut AND tree nut free or explicitly marketed as peanut AND tree nut free. Please download the latest edition of the Guide;
- Refer to their Allergence listings to see how Late July products are currently manufactured with respect to the 11 allergens we track.