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August 2016: Hershey's Updates Packaging on Chocolate Bars
8/3/2016

The Hershey Company is in the process of updating packaging graphics for its HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Bar, and HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar to incorporate silver, maroon, or gold, respectively, onto packaging. This new, distinctive color addition may make it easier for consumers with food allergies to visually distinguish these three Hershey’s chocolate products that contain different allergens.

This change will occur starting with the 1.45 oz HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar in July 2016. Changes will continue throughout 2016 on the Standard, XL, Giant, King, and Snack sizes for these HERSHEY’S bar varieties and be completed by the end of 2017.

It is important to emphasize that the allergen profile of these products is not changing. Only our 1.55 standard size HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar and 1.45 oz HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Bar contain no peanut or tree nut ingredients, are produced on a dedicated line that does not manufacture any peanut or tree nut items, and are made in a plant that does not process peanuts. As a result, they do not carry an Allergy Information Statement.

All other sizes of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar and HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Bar carry the following Allergy Information Statement: “ALLERGY INFORMATION: MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES ALMONDS.”

Because ingredients or manufacturing processes can change, we always recommend that consumers continue to read the labels prior to purchasing our products.

For more information, please contact The Hershey Company at (800) 468-1714.

July 2016: Wendy’s Introduces new Grilled Chicken Sandwich to U.S. and Canadian menus
8/1/2016

Wendy’s would like consumers to know the NEW Grilled Chicken Sandwich will be rolling out in July across the United States and Canada and contains egg, sesame seeds, wheat, soy and mustard.

The sandwich features a new multigrain bun made with nine different seeds and grains including white sesame seeds. In addition to the bun, the sandwich includes an all-white meat chicken breast fillet that is marinated in a blend of herbs and spices and topped with smokey honey mustard, fresh spring mix and tomato.

As it relates to allergens:

  • Egg is in the Smokey Honey Mustard sauce.
  • Sesame Seeds are in the Multigrain Bun
  • Wheat is in the Multigrain Bun
  • Soy is in the Chicken Breast Fillet and Smokey Honey Mustard sauce.
  • Mustard is in the Smokey Honey Mustard Sauce

Please also keep in mind that all premium buns are toasted in the same toaster as the Multigrain bun. Untoasted buns are available upon request.

Wendy’s prides itself on customization, so please ask for your sandwich to be prepared without any of these items if you have a concern.

For more information or questions, please contact Wendy’s Customer Care at 614-764-3100.

June 2016: Flowers Foods Specialty Group Adds Milk to Mrs. Freshely's Chocolate Bells Cupcakes
6/3/2016

Flowers Foods Specialty Group would like to notify consumers that Mrs. Freshely's Chocolate Bells cupcakes have been reformulated and the new, richer recipe now includes MILK. The products are the Mrs. Freshley's 10.5 oz Multi-Pack Chocolate Bells and the Mrs. Freshley's 3.5 oz (2ct) Chocolate Bells. The packaging has been updated with a "flag" stating "New Richer Recipe - made with MILK!".

May 2016: Pepperidge Farm Adds Egg to Geneva Cookies
5/3/2016

Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, would like to inform you of an allergen statement change starting in May 2016; the Geneva® cookies will contain Milk, Soy, Wheat, Pecans, Eggs. An egg ingredient has been added.

This transition is starting in the month of May. During this transition period, two (2) packages reflecting an allergen statement one (1) with and one (1) without eggs will be in the marketplace. As always, consumers with food allergies should carefully read the labels of any product they select prior to purchase.

This change will be reflected in the ingredient statement of the following products:

  • Pepperidge Farm Geneva® cookies, 5.5oz

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. For more information, please contact the Pepperidge Farm Consumer Center at 888-737-7374.

May 2016: McDonald's Adds Milk to Folded Eggs
5/3/2016

McDonald’s USA is now adding real milk to the folded eggs served in its biscuit sandwiches, bagel sandwiches and McGriddle sandwiches nationwide.

McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware of this change in the egg recipe in these locations so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

March 2016: Peanut Flour Added to Austin Sandwich Crackers
4/19/2016

UPDATE FROM THE KELLOGG COMPANY (4/19/2016) 

Dear Parents,

Several weeks ago, we let you know that we would be updating the allergen labels on some of our Keebler and Austin Sandwich Crackers to reflect an ingredient change we needed to make to the product.

On behalf of all of us at Kellogg, I want to thank you for your emails, Facebook messages and phone calls. Many of you who have children with food allergies told us that our sandwich crackers made without peanut products were some of the only products left that your family could purchase with confidence. As a mom myself, ensuring we make safe food for all families is something that is deeply important to me, and I am sorry that we disappointed you.

As we told you when we first announced the change, we’ve been exploring ways to make a sandwich cracker that parents of children with peanut allergies can buy. Today, I want to share with you that we will be making our Austin Grilled Cheese Sandwich Crackers without peanut products. They will be available in stores starting in September. We will also continue to work towards providing more options for your family in the future.

We look forward to sharing more details with you as we get closer to having this product on store shelves.

Your feedback has been valuable to us and we hope to continue our conversation. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-962-1413 or email us by clicking here.

Sincerely,

AnneMarie Suarez-Davis
Vice President, Marketing, U.S. Snacks
Kellogg Company

ORIGINAL NOTICE (3/30/2016)

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in April, 2016; Austin will be changing the allergen statement on four flavors of sandwich crackers under the Austin® label. The flavors, Austin® Cheddar Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Grilled Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Pepper Jack Cracker Sandwiches and the Austin® Variety Pack Cracker Sandwiches will contain Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. The products will contain a new ingredient, peanut flour.

The packaging graphics are:

The new Austin® Sandwich cracker allergen advisory statement will include Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients for the Austin® Cheddar Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Grilled Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Pepper Jack Cracker Sandwiches and the Austin® Variety Pack Cracker Sandwiches. Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management.

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 1-877-453-5837 or visit our website at www.austinqualityfoods.com.

March 2016: Peanut Flour Added to Keebler Sandwich Crackers
3/30/2016

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in April, 2016; Keebler will be changing the allergen statement on four flavors of sandwich crackers under the Keebler® label.

The flavors, Keebler® Club® & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Cheese & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Pepper Jack Sandwich Crackers and the Keebler® Variety Pack Sandwich Crackers will contain Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. The products will contain a new ingredient, peanut flour.

The new Keebler® Sandwich cracker allergen advisory statement will include Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients for the Keebler® Club® & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Cheese & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Pepper Jack Sandwich Crackers and the Keebler® Variety Pack Sandwich Crackers. Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management.

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 1-877-453-5737 or visit our website at http://www.keebler.com.

March 2016: McDonald's Create Your Taste Menu
3/18/2016

McDonald’s USA is offering a “Create Your Taste” menu featuring custom sandwiches in select restaurant locations across the United States.

McDonald’s is now cooking the grilled chicken filet and finishing the buttermilk crispy chicken filet for Create Your Taste sandwiches in clarified butter on the grill.

McDonald’s is also offering desserts with tree nuts and/or peanuts as part of the Create Your Taste menu. McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk, tree nut or peanut allergies aware of these cooking procedures and ingredients so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants.

For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

March 2016: Justin’s Snack Packs Now Contain Wheat-based Pretzels, Launch Nationwide
3/9/2016

After an isolated launch in 2015, Justin’s, maker of nut butters, nut butter snacks, and organic peanut butter cups, is debuting its Snack Packs nationwide beginning in spring 2016.

Valuing feedback from fans, Justin’s enhanced the consumer experience for the spring launch and pairs its nut butters with stronger, wheat-based pretzels. Previously, the Snack Packs contained gluten/wheat-free pretzels. Justin’s wants to make customers with wheat allergies aware of this change.

The Snack Pack is available in three nut butter and pretzel combinations. For questions, please contact Samantha Lutz, Havas Formula at samantha@justins.com.

December 2015: McDonald's Adding Milk to Folded Eggs in Mississippi
12/30/2015

UPDATE: As of May, 2016 this notice applies to all McDonald's restaurants

McDonald’s USA is now adding real milk to the folded eggs served in its biscuit sandwiches, bagel sandwiches and McGriddle sandwiches served in restaurants located in the Biloxi/Gulfport and Laurel/Hattisburg areas in Mississippi.

McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware of this change in the egg recipe in these locations so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants.

For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

November 2015: Wildtree Herbs, Inc. Removes Pink Peppercorns from Lemon Rosemary Blend
11/23/2015

Wildtree Herbs, Inc. would like to inform you that starting in November 2015, Lemon Rosemary Blend will have an ingredient change, as a result of re-formulation to remove pink peppercorns. We will soon begin shipping the new version. As always, please be sure to check the label you have in hand to determine the presence of potential allergens, and continue to do so from time to time. There is no definitive time at which we can be sure that each individual will receive the new formulation instead of the old. Please see below for the new and previous packaging images, as well as the updated ingredient information.

From FARE:
Allergy to pink peppercorn (known as Brazilian Pepper, Rose Pepper, Christmasberry and others) may be a risk for people with cashew allergy. This dried berry (Schinus, related to cashew) is used as a spice but is different from standard black pepper and the fruits that include the term “pepper” (e.g., bell peppers, red peppers or “chili” peppers).”

November 2015: The Hershey Company Adds Peanut Allergen to Advisory Label on Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate
11/19/2015

The Hershey Company is in the process of transitioning labeling for CADBURY Royal Dark Chocolate to reflect a recent change in the manufacture of this product. We are changing the allergen statement to identify that the product is manufactured on equipment that processes both almonds and peanuts, where in the past, only almonds were present.

Old Allergen Statement: “ALLERGY INFORMATION: MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES ALMONDS.”

New Allergen Statement: “ALLERGY INFORMATION: MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES ALMONDS AND PEANUTS.”

This transition is occurring during the 2015 holiday season. During the transition period, both products with an allergen statement for almonds and products with the allergen statement for almonds and peanuts will be available in the marketplace. As always, consumers with food allergies are encouraged to carefully read the labels of any product they select prior to purchase.

For more information, please contact The Hershey Company at (800) 468-1714.

November 2015: Pepperidge Farm Removes Milk from Stuffing Products
11/3/2015

Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, is in the process of transitioning all varieties of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing to reflect a recent change in the recipe of these products. The recipe will no longer contain milk.

This transition is occurring within the 2015 holiday season. During this transition period, products with and without milk allergen will continue to be in the marketplace. As always, consumers with food allergies should carefully read the label of any product they select prior to purchase.

This change will be reflected in the ingredient statement of the following products:

  • Herb Stuffing 8oz, 14oz & 48oz
  • Cornbread Stuffing 8oz, & 14oz
  • Country Cube Stuffing 12oz
  • Cubed Stuffing 12oz
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing 12oz
  • Unseasoned Stuffing 8oz & 12oz

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. For more information, please contact the Pepperidge Farm Consumer Center at 888-737-7374.

October 2015: Kellogg's Special K Flatbread Sandwiches Now Contain Soy
10/13/2015

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in October 2015, Kellogg’s Special K will be changing the allergen statement on four varieties of flatbread sandwiches. The flavors, Bacon, Egg and Cheese, Egg with Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese, Ham, Egg and Cheese, and Sausage, Egg and Cheese will now contain Soy.

The new allergen statement reads “Wheat, Milk, Egg and Soy.”

No other Kellogg’s Special K products will be impacted by the allergen composition of these flatbread sandwiches.

The packaging graphics are:

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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.specialk.com.

September 2015: McDonald's Replacing Liquid Margarine with Real Butter
9/2/2015

McDonald’s USA is replacing liquid margarine with real butter in a number of menu items.  We are now using butter on the grill for egg menu items as part of our breakfast menu, and also on our English muffins, bagels and biscuits.  

Real butter is also added to the bun for the Southern Style Chicken sandwich which is available in limited markets.  We anticipate that the transition to real butter will be completed in all US restaurants in September. 

McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware of this change so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants.  

For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

August 2015: Wendy’s Testing New Grilled Chicken Sandwich in Select U.S. Markets
8/7/2015

Wendy’s is currently testing a new Grilled Chicken Sandwich in seven U.S. markets - Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville, Kansas City and Austin. The new sandwich is made with an all-white meat chicken breast fillet, marinated in a blend of herbs, topped with a tangy herb sauce, fresh spring mix and tomato, and served on a toasted Multigrain Bun featuring nine different grains and seeds including white sesame seeds, red quinoa and flax seed.

The original Wendy’s grilled chicken sandwich (available in all markets except the seven test markets) contains egg and soy (in the sandwich sauce), and wheat (in the sandwich bun). The new sandwich available in the seven test markets contains egg and milk in the sauce (the tangy herb sauce contains yogurt), along with wheat and sesame (in the new multigrain bun). Each of our sandwiches is made to order, so please feel free to request your sandwich made with a different bun or without the tangy herb sauce. The multigrain bun is placed in the same toaster as our premium sandwich buns, which are used for our larger sandwiches, so please request your sandwich buns WITHOUT TOASTING if you have concerns about cross contact with the multigrain bun ingredients. Additionally, the grilled chicken breast is also served on our salads (no bun or tangy herb sauce is served with the salads).

For the most updated allergen information, please visit our website. Contact Wendy’s Customer Care at (800)-443-7266 or consumer.relations@wendys.comwith any additional questions.

August 2015: McDonald's Adds Buttermilk Crispy Chicken in Restaurants Nationwide
8/4/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering Buttermilk Crispy Chicken in restaurants nationwide starting around August 10, 2015.

McDonald’s Buttermilk Crispy Chicken is made with real buttermilk and will be cooked in the same fryer as McDonald’s other fried chicken menu items, including Chicken McNuggets. McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware of this change in cooking procedures so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants.

For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

August 2015: Burger King Changes Cooking Procedure for French Fries
8/3/2015

Burger King Corporation (BKC) is committed to providing accurate nutrition and allergen information for our guests so that they are able to meet their individual needs. As part of this commitment, our process includes timely dissemination of accurate information.

Accordingly, we are informing the food allergen community about the change in cooking procedure for our French Fries. Starting on August 3rd 2015, French Fries will no longer be cooked in a separate fryer. They will be cooked in the same fryer as Hash Browns that contain wheat flour, resulting in the likely risk of cross-contact with a known allergen for the French fries. Therefore, from now on, French Fries may contain wheat.

We are updating our website, bk.com to reflect this change. Our guests will continue to find complete and up-to-date nutritional and allergen information for BURGER KING® menu items on our website.

July 2015: McDonald's Adds Buttermilk Crispy Chicken to Idaho Restaurants
7/9/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering Buttermilk Crispy Chicken in participating restaurants located in Idaho starting around July 10, 2015. McDonald’s Buttermilk Crispy Chicken is made with real buttermilk and will be cooked in the same fryer as McDonald’s other fried chicken menu items, including Chicken McNuggets.

McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergies aware of this change in the cooking procedures in these locations so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s USA will issue a follow-up notice to inform customers if the new offering becomes available nationwide. For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

June 2015: Jackson's and Jack's Vanilla Wafers Add Milk Ingredients
6/22/2015

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in July 2015, Jack’s® cookies and Jackson's® cookies will be adding milk ingredients to the ingredient statement and milk to the allergen statement on Vanilla Wafers under the Jack’s® and Jackson's® label.  

The packaging graphics are:

The new Jack’s® Vanilla Wafers allergen information statement will include Contains Wheat, Egg, Milk and Soy Ingredients and May Contain Tree Nuts.  

The new Jackson’s® Vanilla Wafers allergen information statement will include Contains Wheat, Soy, Egg and Milk Ingredients and May Contain Tree Nuts.

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 1-800-745-5582 or visit our website at http://www.murray.com.

May 2015: McDonald's Adds Lobster Roll to Select Restaurants
6/8/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering a lobster roll sandwich this summer at participating restaurants located in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) and Rhode Island. McDonald’s wants to make customers with shellfish allergies aware of this so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

May 2015: McDonald's Adds Kit Kat Candy Option for McFlurry Desserts
6/8/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering a McFlurry® dessert made with Kit Kat® candy bar pieces at participating restaurants in various local markets. Our supplier has informed us that the Kit Kat®candy pieces are manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts (the candy pieces also contain wheat, milk and soy lecithin).  McDonald’s wants to make customers with these allergies aware of this so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants.  For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

May 2015: McDonald's Adds TWIX Candy Option for McFlurry Desserts
6/1/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering a McFlurry® dessert made with TWIX® Caramel Cookie Bars at participating restaurants in various local markets. Our supplier has informed us that the TWIX® candy pieces may contain peanuts (the candy pieces also contain milk, soy and wheat). McDonald’s wants to make customers with these allergies aware of this so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

March 2015: McDonald's Adds Buttermilk Crispy Chicken to Select Arkansas Restaurants
3/3/2015

McDonald’s USA will be offering Buttermilk Crispy Chicken in restaurants located in Kent and New Castle Counties in Delaware starting around March 16, 2015, as well as the Hot Springs and Pine Bluff areas of Little Rock, Arkansas, starting around March 9, 2015.

McDonald’s Buttermilk Crispy Chicken is made with real buttermilk and will be cooked in the same fryer as McDonald’s other fried chicken menu items, including Chicken McNuggets.

McDonald’s wants to make customers with milk allergy aware of this change in the cooking procedures in these locations so they can make whatever decisions they deem appropriate when visiting McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s USA will issue a follow-up notice to inform customers if the new offering becomes available nationwide. 

For more information, please contact the McDonald’s Customer Service Center at (800) 244-6227.

January 2015: Murray® Cookies Adds Milk Ingredients
1/20/2015

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in February, 2015; Murray will be adding milk ingredients to the ingredient statement and milk to the allergen statement on six flavors of cookies under the Murray® label.  The flavors, Murray®; Butter Cookies, Sandwich Crèmes Chocolate, Sandwich Crèmes Duplex, Sandwich Crèmes Lemon and Sandwich Crèmes Vanilla will contain Wheat, Soy and Milk. The Murray Coconut Cookies will contain Wheat, Coconut, Soy and Milk. No other Murray cookies will be impacted by the allergen composition of these cookies.  The packaging graphics are: 

The new Murray® cookies allergen information statement will include Contains Wheat, Soy and Milk for the Butter Cookies, Chocolate Crèmes, Duplex Crèmes, Lemon Crèmes and Vanilla Crème varieties. The Murray Coconut cookies will include Contains Wheat, Coconut, Soy and Milk. 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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.murrayfoods.com.

January 2015: Austin® Cookies Adds Milk Ingredients
1/20/2015

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in April, 2015; Austin will be adding milk ingredients to the ingredient statement and milk to the allergen statement on three flavors of cookies under the Austin® label.

The flavors, Austin® Choco Crèmes®, Lemon OHs! ® and Vanilla Crèmes sandwich will contain Wheat, Soy and Milk. No other Austin cookies will be impacted by the allergen composition of these cookies. The packaging graphics are:

The new Austin® cookies allergen information statement will include Contains Wheat, Soy and Milk Ingredients. Please be aware these cookies are also in Austin variety packs. 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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.kelloggs.com.

December 2014: Burger King Restaurants Launch New Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Product
12/18/2014

Burger King Corporation (BKC) is committed to providing accurate nutrition and allergen information for our guests so that they are able to meet their individual needs. As part of this commitment, our process includes timely dissemination of accurate information.

Accordingly, we are informing the food allergen community about the addition of Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie to our nationwide menu in January 2015. The Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie will be available in sealed individually portioned packages and therefore is seen as a very low cross-contact risk; however, we will now have this tree nut allergen – peanut – in our restaurants. At this time, this is the only menu item that contains peanuts on the BURGER KING® menu. Other allergens present in the Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie are: Soy, Peanut, Wheat and Milk.

In addition, our guests will continue to find complete and up-to-date nutritional and allergen information for BURGER KING® menu items on our website, bk.com.

December 2014: Hershey's Adds Tree Nut Allergen Statement to Milk Chocolate Santas
12/15/2014

The Hershey Company is in the process of transition packaging for its HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Santas to reflect a recent change in the manufacture of these products.  We have added the following allergen statement to the packages of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Santas: ALLERGY INFORMATION: MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES ALMONDS.  

This transition is occurring during the 2014 holiday season.  During this transition period, both products without an allergen statement and products with an allergen statement will continue to be in the marketplace. As always, consumers with food allergies should carefully read the labels of any product they select prior to purchase.

For more information, please contact The Hershey Company at (800) 468-1714.

December 2014: Honey Maid’s New Go Bites Filled Snacks to Contain Wheat and Soy
12/3/2014

Nabisco is introducing a new line of products under its Honey Maid brand called Honey Maid Go Bites Filled Snacks.  These new products are available in two flavors – Chocolate and Vanilla – and will contain both wheat and soy (soy protein and soy lecithin) ingredients. The allergen information for Honey Maid Grahams and Grahamfuls products will remain the same.

The products will appear on grocery shelves in December 2014. Nabisco products are manufactured by Mondelez Global.

Consumers are strongly encouraged to read the package labels prior to every purchase. For more information, contact us at 1-800-622-4726.

November 2014: Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Will Now Contain Milk and Soy
11/25/2014

Pepperidge Farm, Inc., is modifying the recipe of our entire line of Stuffing products. The recipe will now contain milk and soy. This will be reflected in the ingredient statement.

The products affected are:

  • Herb Stuffing 8oz, 14oz & 48oz;
  • Cornbread Stuffing 8oz, & 14oz;
  • Country Cube Stuffing 12oz;
  • Cubed Stuffing 12oz;
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing 12oz;
  • Unseasoned Stuffing 8oz & 12oz

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 1-888-737-7374 for further information.

August 2014: Wendy's Introduces New Sandwich Containing Egg and Milk
8/21/2014

Wendy’s recently introduced a new limited time offer sandwich, the Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche. This product is served on a brioche bun that contains egg and milk and should be avoided by egg and milk allergic consumers. The bun is also topped with an egg glaze and is placed in the same toaster as our premium sandwich buns, which are used for our larger sandwiches. The brioche bun may be used for future products as well. Each of our sandwiches are made to order, so please request your premium hamburger, chicken, or pretzel sandwich buns WITHOUT TOASTING if you have concerns about eggs and milk. Contact Wendy’s Customer Service at (800)-443-7266 or consumer.relations@wendys.com with any additional questions.

July 2014: Keebler Cookies Changes Allergen Statement
7/25/2014

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in July, 2014; Keebler will be changing the allergen statement on two flavors of cookies under the Keebler® label.  The flavors, Keebler® Soft Batch® cookies and Keebler® Chips Deluxe® Soft ‘N Chewy cookies will contain Egg, Wheat, Milk, and Soy, May Contain Peanuts and Tree Nuts. No other Keebler cookies will be impacted by the allergen composition of these cookies.  

The packaging graphics are: 

The new Keebler® cookies allergen advisory statement will include Contains Egg, Wheat, Milk, and Soy, May Contain Peanuts and Tree Nuts for the Keebler® Soft Batch® cookies and Keebler® Chips Deluxe® Soft ‘N Chewy cookies.  Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management. 

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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.kelloggs.com.

May 2014: Little Debbie Little Brownie (mini brownies) will now contain milk
5/29/2014

McKee Foods Corporation is modifying the recipe of our the Little Debbie Little Brownie (mini brownies) product.  The recipe will now contain whey, which is a milk ingredient.  This will be reflected in both the ingredient statement and the allergy information statement that follows the list of ingredients.  

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 1-800-522-4499 for further information.

May 2014: Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® flavor addition
5/20/2014

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in May 2014, Rice Krispies Treats® will launch a new flavor under the Rice Krispies Treats® Blasted™ label. The flavor, Rice Krispies Treats Blasted™ S’mores will contain Wheat, Milk and Soy. The addition of the new flavor will not impact the allergen composition of the other Rice Krispies Treats® varieties which only contain Milk and Soy allergens.

The packaging graphics are:

Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management. The allergen statement, Contains Wheat, Milk, and Soy, will appear on the cartons and packages of our new Rice Krispies Treats Blasted™ S’mores.

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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.kelloggs.com.

April 2014 - Mother's Cookies Changes Allergen Statement
4/21/2014

The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in May, 2014, Mother’s will be changing the allergen statement on four flavors of cookies under the Mother’s® label.  The flavors, Mother’s®; Taffy, English Tea, Double Fudge and Vanilla sandwich will contain Wheat, Peanut, Milk, and Soy, May Contain Tree Nuts. The Mother’s Taffy cookie will contain Coconut, Wheat, Peanut, Milk, and Soy, May Contain Tree Nuts.  No other Mother’s cookies will be impacted by the allergen composition of these cookies.  

Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management and is confident that these cookie varieties will not cross contaminate with any of our current flavor varieties due to production practices.    

The new Mother’s® cookies allergen advisory statement will include Contains Wheat, Milk, Soy and Peanut, May Contain Tree Nuts for the English Tea, Vanilla Crème and Double Fudge varieties. The Mother’s Taffy cookies will include Contains Wheat, Coconut, Milk, Soy and Peanut, May Contain Tree Nuts. The allergen statement will appear on the packages of Mother’s® Taffy, Mother’s® English Tea, Mother’s® Double Fudge and Mother’s® Vanilla Sandwich cookies. 

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 1-800-962-1413 or visit our website at http://www.kelloggs.com.

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.