Allergen Declarations

Nonuttin’ Foods Inc. was created by the mother of a food allergic child. As parents of an allergic child, we strive to be clear about what allergens are in the ingredients we use and what our manufacturing setup is.  We want you to feel comfortable about choosing to eat Nonuttin' products.  If you have any questions about our lines or allergens, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-866-714-5411 or by email at info@nonuttin.com .

Allergens

We have outlined below the top 10 common food allergens but have also added additional allergens that have been declared by our ingredient suppliers.  Please note that if you have a food allergy that is not a top 10 food allergen, it may not be declared by our ingredient suppliers.

TOP TEN allergens

Dairy - Dairy is 1 of the top 10 food allergens. No ingredients containing dairy or traces of dairy are used in the Nonuttin' facility.  This includes all derivatives such as casein or whey.  Please note that we do have Kosher pareve certification through BC Kosher.

Eggs -   Eggs are 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing eggs or traces of eggs are used in the Nonuttin' facility.

Fish – Fish is 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing fish or traces of fish are used in the Nonuttin' facility.

Peanuts – Peanut is 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing peanut or traces of peanut are used in the Nonuttin' facility.  All Nonuttin' staff members sign contracts to ensure they do not eat peanut products before work or bring them into any area of the Nonuttin' facility, including the lunchroom.

Tree nuts - Tree nuts are 1 of the top 10 food allergens (e.g. almonds, cashews, pecans).  No ingredients containing tree nuts or traces of tree nuts are used in the Nonuttin' facility.   All Nonuttin' staff members sign contracts to ensure they do not eat tree nut products before work or bring them into any area of the Nonuttin' facility, including the lunchroom.

Sesame- Sesame is 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No seeds of any kind are used in the Nonuttin' facility.  However, those who have this allergy need to know that the organic crisp brown rice we use is manufactured for us on the same line as one product with a small amount of whole sesame seeds (less than 1% of the ingredients).  The company that manufactures this organic crisp brown rice for us has cross contamination procedures in place for ingredient storage, manufacturing schedules and cleaning between product batches.  Further, we have had our order tested at an independent lab for sesame protein to 1 part per million which was negative and we will continue to have all orders tested.

If, at any time, the testing indicates a positive response, this section will be updated, an enewsletter will be sent out to our list of subscribers and bold notices will be posted on the website.  Please note that all granola products only (bars and clusters) have an allergen declaration that reads:  "Crisp rice manufactured on the same line as sesame."

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Shellfish  - Shellfish (including crustaceans) are 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing shellfish or traces of shellfish are used in the Nonuttin' facility.

Soy – Soy is 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  Soy lecithin is present on the granola line in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and 70% dark chocolate chunks as a fat emulsifier.  Soybeans are packaged on the trail mix/ingredient line along with the 70% dark chocolate chunks which contain soy lecithin.  Soy cross contamination is a possibility with all products at Nonuttin' Foods Inc.  Because of this, you will see soy allergen declarations on all of our products.

Sulfites - Sulfites are 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing sulfites or traces of sulfites are used in the Nonuttin' facility.

Wheat – Wheat is 1 of the top 10 food allergens.  No ingredients containing wheat or traces of wheat are used in the Nonuttin' facility.  Please see gluten information below for what ingredients are tested for wheat.

Gluten – Gluten is a protein commonly found in wheat, barley and rye.  No wheat, barley or rye containing ingredients are used in the Nonuttin' facility. 

It is a common misunderstanding that gluten is present in the structure of oats.  In reality, traditional oats must be avoided for those with Celiac disease because of cross contamination with wheat, barley and rye due to North American farming practices.  Nonuttin' Foods Inc. only uses pure, uncontaminated oats and oat bran from a farmer-owned company that follows strict adherence to growing, harvesting, storage, milling and testing protocols.  The organic crisp brown rice is also tested for gluten following recognized testing procedures.
 
Prior to our recipe change to pure oats, pure oat bran and gluten free organic crisp rice, no wheat, barley or rye grains were used in our facility.  Traditionally farmed oats were used and malt flavouring in the previous crisp rice was barley based.  Thorough cleaning of the facility was completed prior to the recipe change.

For information about the suitability of pure, uncontaminated oats for those avoiding gluten, please see the website of The Canadian Celiac Association.

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ADDITIONAL ALLERGENS

Celery seed - While celery seed is not one of the top 10 food allergens, if you are celery seed allergic you need to be aware that the natural flavouring we use in the granola clusters is made for us by a manufacturer who uses celery seed on the same line.

Corn – Corn is present on both production lines in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks in the form of anhydrous dextrose, a corn-based sugar.
The vanilla flavoring used in the vanilla cinnamon clusters has an ethyl alcohol base that is corn derived.  The manufacturer of the ethyl alcohol states that no corn protein should remain after the alcohol distillation process.

Latex – No latex gloves are used on either production line.  We use only medical grade, nitrile gloves.

Sunflower seeds - While sunflower seeds are not one of the top 10 food allergens, if you are sunflower seed allergic you need to be aware that the dry-roasted (no oil) soybeans used in the trail mix are roasted for us by a manufacturer who uses sunflower oil on the same line.  Cleaning procedures are in place between products with and without sunflower oil.  We have a letter from the manufacturer of the sunflower oil that states that the sunflower oil is refined, bleached and deodorized.

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MANUFACTURING SET-UP

The Nonuttin' facility is organized into two separate lines:  the granola line (bars and clusters) and the ingredients/trail mix line.  These two lines have separate entrance areas, ingredient storage and staff protective clothing but they are not separated by a wall.

The Granola Line
This line produces and packages all granola bars (raisin, apple cinnamon, chocolate chip and double chocolate chunk) as well as granola clusters (vanilla cinnamon).  There may be cross contamination between the different granola bar and cluster varieties. 

Ingredients used on this line include:  pure oats, pure oat bran, organic crisp brown rice, rice syrup, brown sugar, 100% pure expeller pressed canola oil, semi-sweet chocolate chips, 70% dark chocolate chunks, diced dried apples, cinnamon, organic cocoa, raisins, and natural vanilla flavouring.

The Ingredients/Trail Mix Line
This line produces and/or packages all trail mixes (original and original without raisin), and baking ingredients.  There may be cross contamination between the different trail mixes and ingredients.

The ingredients used on this line are:  Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 70% dark chocolate chunks, cherry fruit chips, diced dried apples, raisins, 100% pure expeller pressed canola oil, sea salt, and dry roasted soybeans.

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