The final word RE: Gummy Vitamins (Rhino/Lil Critters)

Posted on: Fri, 02/29/2008 - 6:45am
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

FYI ...

I received this e-mail from their spokesperson:

I apologize I was misinformed. We are 100% allergen free, except for soy. Which is soy lecithin. We have been allergen free since July of 2003. That is why we no longer have it on our labels.

We are a six building campus, Our gummy products are made in a 100% allergen free facility except for soy which is the soy lecithin. There are no peanuts in this facility.

Our Rhino Pops are made in a facility that also makes nuts. That is why we state it on that product.

Once I am sorry for the confusion. Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

Thank you,
Soozie Caldera
Customer Service

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2008 - 5:10pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Did they address the question of why the pops have BOTH statements on the pkg? (or do they? I'm pretty sure your other post said it was allergen free and then also said it was in a shared facility??)

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2008 - 10:25pm
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

yes ... they (rhino pops) are made in a building (unlike the vites) that does manufacture peanuts (among other things). however, they do not share lines, apparently.
i was confused because i didn't realize they had such extensive facilities (since it seems like they have limited offerings), so i simply assumed that one was labeled correctly and the other was not.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2008 - 10:28pm
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

but yes, the rhino pops have both labels, and no, they did not say why (other than to point out that the reason for the 2nd label is because of the facility where it is produced).
i find it *slightly* contradictory to say that something is 100% allergen free, yet also contain the statement", "made in a facility ..." but hey, at least they are warning us about that and letting us decide for ourselves.

Posted on: Mon, 03/03/2008 - 11:19am
kandebuttahfly's picture
Joined: 12/27/2007 - 17:08

i find that odd too, to claim 100% allergen free, EXCEPT soy. very odd wording, but, what can you do? good to know though, for those without soy allergy at least ;)

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