This is a little convoluted, but the bottom line is this brand of pretzels is made in a nut free facility who makes nothing but pretzels. They have their brand name out there, and supply a multitude of other companies with pretzels for their labels. So, if your store brand traces back to this company, they are okay, too. Of course your store brand could trace back to more than one company, but they should know who by the bar code.
The way I ended up on the phone with them is to track down info on Toad-Ally Snax pretzels in the shape of little pumpikns. I searched and searched and found their name in a directory of snack makers with the phone number that makes these pretzels. This woman said they may have made these, but did not think so and that Toad-Ally may have several suppliers. She is not the floor manager for the production(who should handle these questions) but was sure and confident they make only pretzels and no nuts in the factory(except perhaps some employees, she added, LOL).
Our preschool director showed me these 2 JUMBO boxes of thses she picked up at BJs and asked if they are okay. She checked the label, no warnings and figured okay. I have provided them with a list of safe brands and this is getting frustrating. It is such a hard thing to get across to people that this is more than just lable checking, and it shouldn't be so!!! Ugh. These companies simply need to label to reflect the manufacturing proceedures, and it cannot be that big a deal. Just like the Wilton thing above. Even when people are really trying, they just cannot get it right.
I am going to follow this trail and will let you all know if this BJs product is okay. becca
On Feb 10, 2003
Originally posted by becca: [b]This is a little convoluted, but the bottom line is this brand of pretzels is made in a nut free facility who makes nothing but pretzels. [/b]
Hi. Just wanted to thank you for posting this info. My son's 2nd grade class is having a 100th day of school party tomorrow, and the teacher sent me a list of foods they're using for an associated activity. The list included these pretzels, which I'd ever heard of before.
So thanks so much, Becca!