Peanut Free Cookies
If you are living a peanut free life you may have wondered what foods are safe to eat. Are cookies on grocery store shelves safe if they don't contain peanuts? What about those warning labels like “may contains” or “processed in”?
What you eat depends largely upon your comfort level. Many cookies on grocery store shelves really are safe to eat because some manufacturers go to great lengths to clean their equipment. However, most allergists warn against consuming items with warning labels. A study revealed that up to 7% of items tested contained enough detectable peanut protein even though peanut was not a listed ingredient.
Luckily the food industry is taking allergies seriously and many manufacturers are going to great lengths to either manufacture their cookies in dedicated peanut free facilities or clean and allergen test their product lines.
Following are a list of just a few of the cookie manufacturers that go above and beyond to ensure their cookies are safe for those with peanut allergies. Some can be found on grocery store shelves, others can be ordered online.
Packaged cookies sold in many Shaw's and Whole Foods supermarkets or online. They are made in a dedicated facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and dairy.
Cherrybrook Kitchen makes cookies and cookie mixes that are also available in many supermarkets. Their products are free from peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and egg.
Individually packaged cookies available online, made in a dedicated facility and are free from peanut, tree nuts, dairy and egg.
There are several other brands of great tasting cookies that are available for those with peanut or other allergies. Visit www.bestallergysites.com to search our directory of allergen friendly food manufacturers.