We wanted to let you know of a fundamental change coming to the Safe Snack Guide, our 8 page guide of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs relied upon by hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of parents nationwide.
The change will allow us to introduce many new products (both with and without eggs) as manufacturers continue to join our Manufacturer Partnership Initiative. By joining the Initiative, food producers use our portal to disclose the processing details of their products as they relate to 11 allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, gluten, shellfish, sesame, and mustard. As of this writing, 29 manufacturers have joined the initiative and we anticipate many more to follow. All participants display our badge (pictured above) on their websites.
The data we collect will provide far more information regarding the potential for cross-contamination than the label so that you will be able to make informed decisions regarding which snacks to purchase for an individual with food allergies. We will make this data available via an exciting set of new services to be announced later in the year.
In the meantime, we are confident the Safe Snack Guide will continue to be a valuable resource to consumers, parents, teachers, school nurses, and food service administrators alike. We value your feedback: if you have ideas or comments you would like to share with us, please use the Contact Us form on our site.