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February 2014 - Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits Changes Allergen Statement
2/24/2014

The Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits have had a change in the Allergen Statement due to the addition of a new manufacturing facility.

The new product launched January 1, 2014; the cartons with the updated allergen statement will be on store shelves around March 1, 2014.

Products impacted:

  • 16000-48287: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Blueberry
  • 16000-48288: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Honey

The original statement was: CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS

The new statement is: CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT INGREDIENTS; MAY CONTAIN PEANUT, ALMOND AND SOY INGREDIENTS.

January 2014 - Dunkin' Brands in Detroit Market to Start Testing Almond Milk with Espresso-based Beverages
1/2/2014

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent of the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, would like our guests in the Detroit market to be aware that beginning in January 2014, we will be testing the option of Almond Milk with Espresso-Based beverages. This means that the restaurants’ Espresso machines will come into contact with Almond Milk.  Dunkin’ Brands is committed to guest safety and has established industry leading cleaning and sanitation procedures for all equipment and small wares, including our Espresso machines. 

As an added precaution, Dunkin’ Brands is making available to every restaurant in the Detroit DMA additional Allergen Awareness education for crew and signs to be posted at our interior and exterior menu boards asking guests to please inform your server if someone in your party has a food allergy. It is our hope that by moving the conversation to earlier in the order process, and providing additional crew member education, that we can assist our guests to not order products that might be unsafe for them to consume. As always, Dunkin’ Brands encourages our guests to visit dunkindonuts.com and baskinrobbins.com for a comprehensive list of ingredient and allergen information. 

Additionally, in 2014 Dunkin’ Brands will roll-out a national Allergen Awareness program to all Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants modeled after similar programs we have already established in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

September 2013 - California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Recipe Chicken pizza will now contain soy
9/18/2013

Nestle USA would like you to know that California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Recipe Chicken pizza is being reformulated and will now contain soy. Isolated soy protein will appear in the ingredient statement and soy will be included in the allergen advisory statement which will read “CONTAINS: WHEAT, SOY, MILK”. This new product should begin to show up on grocery shelves starting in October, 2013.

This label has a “new recipe” flag on the package as well as a brief statement on the front regarding the change.

Nestlé USA encourages its consumers to read the product label for all allergen information. For more information, contact us at 1-888-749-9201.

April 2013 - McKee Foods allergen update
4/19/2013

McKee Foods Corporation is adding soy flour to the recipes of many Little Debbie® , Sunbelt ® Bakery and Fieldstone ® brand products.  Additionally, the allergen advisory statement for some products will be changing.  If you have food allergies or purchase food for someone with food allergies, please always read the labeling on the product package for the most accurate information.  If you have questions please phone our Consumer Affairs staff at 800-522-4499 for further information.

April 2013 - Pop-Tarts launches two new flavors
4/15/2013

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in May, 2013, Pop-Tarts will launch two new flavors of toaster pastries under the Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty!™ label. The flavors, Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty! ™ Peanut Butter toaster pastries and Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty! ™ Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter toaster pastries will contain Wheat, Peanut, Milk, Soy and Almond ingredients. The addition of the new flavors will not impact the allergen composition of the current toaster pastry varieties.  

Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management and is confident that these new Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries varieties cannot cross-contaminate with any of our current flavor varieties due to production in separate facilities. The new flavors will also have very different carton graphics and inner packaging foil to alert consumers to the nut allergens in the food.  The cartons for the peanut flavors are orange in color with the phrase ““Gone Nutty” under the Pop-tart name.  In addition, the foil wrapper is gold in color with the allergen statement printed on front and side panel.      

The new packaging graphics are:

The new Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty! ™ allergen advisory statement will include Contains Wheat, Peanut, Milk, Soy and Almond ingredients. The allergen statement will appear on the cartons and packages of our new Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty! ™ Frosted Chocolate Peanut butter and Peanut Butter flavored toaster pastries. No advisory statement will appear on current Pop-tarts toaster pastries ® varieties. 

Because product formulations may change from time to time, consumers are strongly encouraged to read the package label prior to every purchase. For more information, contact us at 800-962-1413 or visit our website at www.kelloggs.com. 

January 2013 - Notice about McDonald’s Fish McBites
1/20/2013

McDonald’s is currently offering Fish McBites on a national basis for a limited time, through April 14, 2013 at participating restaurants. Fish McBites are cooked in the same fryer vat as the Filet-O-Fish patty, which contains a small amount of whey (milk) in the breading. McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware that these products are cooked in the same fryer vat so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. Ingredient statements for both menu items are available at www.mcdonalds.com.  For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800)244-6227.

September 2012: Flowers Foods label update
9/1/2012

Flowers Foods would like you to know that it is adding the following allergen advisory statement, “Manufactured on shared equipment that also processes products containing tree nuts and peanuts” to the packaging of snack cakes and pastries that are made at a bakery that is now producing items containing peanut butter. These products are sold under the following Flowers brands: Blue Bird, Broad Street Bakery, Derst, Mountain Farms, Mrs. Freshley’s, and Our Special Touch. This is a voluntary advisory statement. Packaging with the updated statement will begin appearing on store shelves in late September 2012. Flowers Foods strongly recommends you read all product labels for the most accurate allergen information. For more information, please contact Flowers Consumer Relations Center at (866) 245-8921.---Nestle USA would like you to know that it has added the precautionary statement “may contain wheat” to labels of Nestea® 100% Tea Unsweetened Iced Tea Mix and Nestea® 100% Tea Unsweetened Decaffeinated Iced Tea Mix. This new packaging will be in market beginning in late September, early October 2012. Consumers with questions can call Nestle USA at (800) 637-8535.

September 2012: PowerBar Packaging Update
9/1/2012

PowerBar/Nestlé Nutrition would like you to know that all retail packaging for PowerBar products is being redesigned. As part of the redesign, we have also updated our ingredient listings and changed the format of the allergen declaration on our labels. Beginning with the redesign and going forward, PowerBar will no longer include a “Contains:” allergen statement on our labels. Allergens will be declared in the list of ingredients and, as applicable, in a cross-contact statement, e.g., “manufactured on equipment that also processes ...”In addition, the following PowerBar Recovery Bars will now declare wheat on the label:PowerBar Recovery Bar – Cookies n CreamPowerBar Recovery Bar – Chocolate CrispWith the exception of the above two bar products, the allergen profile of PowerBar products has not changed, only the way allergens are declared on the label. The redesigned product packaging will start reaching the market in October 2012.Nestlé Nutrition encourages its consumers to read the product label for all allergen information. For more information, contact PowerBar Service Center at (800) 587-6937.

August 2012: Kellogg's FiberPlus® Berry Yogurt Crunch cereal allergen update
8/1/2012

Kellogg Company would like you to know that Kellogg's FiberPlus® Berry Yogurt Crunch cereal will now include peanut, almond, pecan and walnut ingredients and may contain other tree nuts along with wheat, milk and soy ingredients due to a product production change.   Peanut, almond, pecan and walnut ingredients have been added to the ingredient listing and  peanut, almond, pecan and walnut ingredients and may contain other tree nuts to the allergy contains statement.  The new recipe and packaging will be in market beginning in mid-August, 2012.   Consumers with questions can call Kellogg Company at 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.kelloggs.com/ 

July 2012: Pringles Light (Fat Free) Potato Crisps Reformulated to contain wheat
7/1/2012

The Pringles Manufacturing Company would like to inform our consumers that Pringles Light (Fat Free) Potato Crisps (Original, Sour Cream and Onion, and BBQ flavors) are being reformulated and will contain wheat starch.  These products should begin to show up on grocery shelves starting in August 2012.  Wheat starch will appear in the ingredient list and wheat will be included in the allergen statement for products that contain this ingredient.  As with any product, we encourage consumers with food allergies to read the product ingredient list and any allergy warning statement before consuming the product.---Austin Company would like you to know that Austin® Zoo Animal Crackers are being reformulated to contain whey, a milk ingredient. The addition of whey will be reflected in the “Nutrition Facts” ingredient statement and milk added to the allergen box, located near the ingredient statement.  The reformulated products will appear on grocery shelves in July 2012.Consumers with questions may contact the Austin Company toll-free at (877) 453-5837, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. ET.