I need your help. I am a mom who does not have a child with a peanut allergy but I purchase the animal crackers for our church nursery and toddler kids. Our church has a peanut free requirement in that no snacks given to children at the church may contain peanuts. The rooms of the nursery and toddlers can not have any type of nut products brought into them either. We have been buying No Name Animal Crackers from Superstore and they do not contain, nut products, milk, eggs, soy, or whey. Now they are not carrying them and have replaced them with PC Zookies. Again the cookies do not contain these products but there is a disclaimer that states "May contain milk, eggs, soy or seseme" I've been told that seseme is an allergen that is closely related to peanuts. I have called the company and they said they are in the process of changing packaging that is mandated by the government by 2006. My understanding is that the product line is clean but other nut, milk, eggs,and soy products are made there. I mentioned that the packaging of the previous cookies did not mention this disclaimer as well as their current PC Arrowroot biscuits but my understanding is that those label on the Arrowroot biscuits will change soon too. It is important that we keep our kids safe but I'm at a loss as to where to turn. Does anyone have any safe brands of animal crackers that they will feed to their kids??? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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