FYI

Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 9:25am
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January 17, 2007

Dear ________,

Because we understand how difficult it is for consumers with
food allergies to find 'safe' processed foods, we clearly list
the FDA Top 8 Major Allergens on our ingredient panels if they
are included in our products.

The FDA specifies the Top 8 Major Allergens as: Soy; Wheat;
Peanuts; Eggs; Dairy; Tree Nuts; Shellfish & Crustaceans; and
Fish.

Currently, these ingredients are listed specifically within our
ingredient statements. They are also called out in bold print
underneath the ingredient statement. Older packaging will only
reflect these allergens within the ingredient statement itself
(rather than reiterating the information in bold print).

Regarding your inquiry about nuts, presently Heinz does not
operate any plant that utilizes nuts as an ingredient.
Cross-contamination by nuts is not an issue.

The term 'natural flavorings' refers to dried spices which are
not disclosed on the label for proprietary reasons. If you are
allergic to an ingredient other than those specifically
declared, please contact us for further information at
800-255-5750.

Thank you for your interest.

Heinz Consumer Resource Center
[email]Heinzconsumeraffairs@us.hjheinz.com[/email]

When contacting us, please refer to the following reference
number: 002597502A

HEINZ/cl

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