If I have food allergies, how will I know which of your products I can safely eat or drink?
If any of the top nine allergens (Milk, Egg, Fish, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat) are an ingredient or a component of an ingredient used to make one of our products, the allergen will be listed in the Ingredients list or included in a Contains statement immediately after the Ingredients list. This is consistent with FDA labeling requirements.
Furthermore, for products made on production lines where we produce other varieties that have different allergens not contained in the product, the line is thoroughly cleaned between productions. Due to the complexity of some of the equipment in some instances it may be difficult to clean some areas completely. Because we realize the seriousness of food allergens, in those instances, we warn consumers about the possibility of trace amounts of specific allergens on shared production lines when applicable, with a "may contain" advisory statement on the label.
We recommend consumers look for these statements each time they purchase a product as formulas may change.
What is special about the nine categories of allergens you list on your products?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration identified eight categories of allergens - milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat and soy – in its Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. Sesame is being added as the 9th major food allergen effective January 1, 2023. These categories of allergens account for over 90 percent of all documented food allergies in the U.S. and represent the foods most likely to result in severe or life-threatening reactions.
Can I see allergen information about specific products on this website?
To view a product's ingredient list and contains statement, select the product on the Product Finder page or use the Search feature to go to its product detail page.
Please note product formulation and packaging may change. For current information, always refer to packaging on store shelves. Information may also differ from package labels because of the limited space on some packages.