Enjoy Life Foods

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:09am
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The website says: No gluten, wheat, dairy, casein, egg, soy, corn, nuts, potato, gmo's, hydrogenated oil, artificial anything. Made in a gluten free & peanut free bakery.

They make cookies, bagels, snack bars. Has anyone ever heard of or tried these products?

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 2:47am
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They look interesting -- but I was surprised to see the sesame seed covered bagel, as I know a lot of PA folks avoid sesame.
I'd probably use their products as backup for DH and myself -- things that are good to have on hand when the homemade stuff (for M) is running low!
Thanks for sharing the link. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
-Sue
Edited to add: *Whew*! I checked the prices, and the value of my time as a home baker just went waaay up. I appreciate what they're doing, and would be glad if I were traveling and found their products somewhere for lunch or a snack -- but as long as I have access to my stove and pantry, I'll stick with homemade. Even using organic ingredients, and VNF chocolate chips, I can still produce safe snacks for us for probably a tenth of the cost. (Haven't tried making bagels myself, yet, but I have the technology... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
Still glad to know what's out there, though -- thanks again.
[This message has been edited by M'smom (edited February 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 4:30am
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Wow...thank you so much for posting that website. My son is allergic to dairy, wheat, egg, peanuts, chocolate and more, so this is awesome for me. Thanks

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 9:22am
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My three year old is allergic to gluten, dairy, and peanuts. So far we've only tried the cookies as our local health food store hasn't started up with the bagels yet. I talked with the company and they suggested that if you do get the bagels, to make sure you toast them first.
As for the cookies, my son loves them. They are indeed expensive. There are about 12 half-dollar sized cookies per package. I paid about $4.16 for a package of the double chocolate cookies. But, for quick and convenient cookies, I'm willing to pay the price, especially when we need to go to a birthday party and I haven't had time to bake.
The company is looking for ideas of other products to bake. I suggested kid-friendly cereal (it's really hard to find a gluten free, dairy free, and peanut free kid cereal). So, if you like their products, make sure you let them know what would be good to add to their product line.
Also, they told me that they built the plant from scratch so there is definitely no cross contamination from the big allergens from previous owners. They also don't let their employees have any peanut product in the building. And, they make their supplies sign contracts stating that there is no cross contamination. They are also going to be doing special testing periodically to make sure their suppliers are indeed complying to their code. So, that's reassuring.
One thing to consider if you do buy the cookies (and I imagine any of their other products), there are no preservatives in them so the shelf life is only about two weeks. Well, hope this helps. Take care. Warmly, Julie B.

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 1:41am
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I like the choc. choc.chip cookies but I tried ther bagels cinnamon raisin and forgive me but YUK... I still think this is a great company!

Posted on: Tue, 07/15/2003 - 3:51am
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Be sure to tell Enjoy Life Foods that you are from PeanutAllergy.Com when you order! They track sales from us! You can find a link to their website on the [url="http://www.PeanutAllergy.Com"]www.PeanutAllergy.Com[/url] home page.
This is sent to us from the company,
>
I am delighted to tell you about Enjoy Life Foods, a new company making safe products for our community. Enjoy Life Foods offers tasty & nutritious cookies, bagels, snack bars and granola cereal that are free of all common allergens (NO wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, soy, egg, corn, peanut, tree nut, and potato).
Enjoy Life takes many precautions to ensure their foods do not contain- nor are contaminated by - any of common allergens, including:
- Ingredients used are all natural, non-GMO and certified kosher.
- There are no additives in the foods.
- All production is done in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery.
- Ingredients are inspected upon receipt for any visual signs of contamination. Any suspicious looking packages are refused and never permitted to enter the plant.
- All ingredient suppliers complete supplier statements. If contamination in their plant is possible, they are required to follow best practice procedures (i.e. vigorous line cleaning, dust collection) as prevention.
- For extra assurance, routine ELISA rapid tests for gluten are performed every week. Similar tests for peanut and casein will be implemented shortly.
Enjoy Life Foods is also extremely cautious about preventing internal cross-contamination:
- Once ingredients are received in and seals are broken, they are stored in isolated bins. Each bin is clearly labeled and has its own individual scoop. At no time does a scoop from one bin get used for another bin
- Before mixing any batch, employees inspect the mixer to ensure it is clean. After every flavor changeover, the mixer is thoroughly washed and sanitized. Each batch sheet is then signed by an employee. This signature is verification that the mixer was cleaned prior to mixing; that each ingredient was measured correctly; that the correct ingredient was used; and that the mixer was thoroughly cleaned immediately after the batch was made.
- All equipment (Doughboy, Triumph Cookie Depositor, etc.) is thoroughly inspected for cleanliness prior to the production of any product. All equipment is thoroughly cleaned immediately following all production runs and also during a daily production run if a flavor changeover is required.
- There is a master sanitation schedule in place, as well as documented cleaning procedures.
- All employees are trained in proper cleaning and handling procedures. Their employment is dependent on their ability to master the importance of adhering to allergy procedures and capacity to understand their responsibility to allergic consumers.
------------------
Stay Safe,
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]
[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited November 06, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2003 - 12:10pm
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They have added some new products that are yummy. They are also in the final stages of a bread. Just FYI

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 2:47am
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They look interesting -- but I was surprised to see the sesame seed covered bagel, as I know a lot of PA folks avoid sesame.
I'd probably use their products as backup for DH and myself -- things that are good to have on hand when the homemade stuff (for M) is running low!
Thanks for sharing the link. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
-Sue
Edited to add: *Whew*! I checked the prices, and the value of my time as a home baker just went waaay up. I appreciate what they're doing, and would be glad if I were traveling and found their products somewhere for lunch or a snack -- but as long as I have access to my stove and pantry, I'll stick with homemade. Even using organic ingredients, and VNF chocolate chips, I can still produce safe snacks for us for probably a tenth of the cost. (Haven't tried making bagels myself, yet, but I have the technology... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
Still glad to know what's out there, though -- thanks again.
[This message has been edited by M'smom (edited February 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 4:30am
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Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

Wow...thank you so much for posting that website. My son is allergic to dairy, wheat, egg, peanuts, chocolate and more, so this is awesome for me. Thanks

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 9:22am
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My three year old is allergic to gluten, dairy, and peanuts. So far we've only tried the cookies as our local health food store hasn't started up with the bagels yet. I talked with the company and they suggested that if you do get the bagels, to make sure you toast them first.
As for the cookies, my son loves them. They are indeed expensive. There are about 12 half-dollar sized cookies per package. I paid about $4.16 for a package of the double chocolate cookies. But, for quick and convenient cookies, I'm willing to pay the price, especially when we need to go to a birthday party and I haven't had time to bake.
The company is looking for ideas of other products to bake. I suggested kid-friendly cereal (it's really hard to find a gluten free, dairy free, and peanut free kid cereal). So, if you like their products, make sure you let them know what would be good to add to their product line.
Also, they told me that they built the plant from scratch so there is definitely no cross contamination from the big allergens from previous owners. They also don't let their employees have any peanut product in the building. And, they make their supplies sign contracts stating that there is no cross contamination. They are also going to be doing special testing periodically to make sure their suppliers are indeed complying to their code. So, that's reassuring.
One thing to consider if you do buy the cookies (and I imagine any of their other products), there are no preservatives in them so the shelf life is only about two weeks. Well, hope this helps. Take care. Warmly, Julie B.

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 1:41am
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Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

I like the choc. choc.chip cookies but I tried ther bagels cinnamon raisin and forgive me but YUK... I still think this is a great company!

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