As a company, we have an extensive planning and cleaning schedule – which includes protein testing – for all our production facilities to prevent cross-contamination with non-declared ingredients. Products that do not contain any of the top eight allergens as listed on the ingredient label are theoretically free from them. However, because of the remote chance of contamination at the production facility we cannot imply that there is no possibility of minute amounts of these allergens in our products.
After handling any product that contains allergens, we do a full allergen clean-up on the production lines. We use various cleaning methods such as rinsing, hot scrubber machines, vacuums, and organic-compliant cleaning solution followed by protein tests on the equipment. Cleaning is supervised and checked off by our Quality Assurance team.
Because we utilize allergens in some of our facilities, we print a disclaimer underneath the ingredients listing. In the United States, the warning statement ‘Produced in a facility that uses …(for example: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy or soy)” and in Canada, the warning statement ‘May contain …(for example: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy or soy)’ is printed on Nature’s Path products made in those factories. Allergens are not indicated in the warning statement if they are already listed as a product ingredient.
Should you have a life-threatening allergy, please consult your healthcare provider prior to eating our products.