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22 April 2010

Allergen Free Cookie Buttons May Contain Peanuts, Tree Nuts

This annoyed me. Maybe I am a little grumpy today, because I think I discovered this a while ago but did not complain about it before. Why, oh why, are Ian's Cookie Buttons--even the wheat-free, gluten-free cookie buttons--made in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts?! That's just wrong! It says "even kids with food allergies" can enjoy them, but they contain soy, egg, and dairy and may contain peanuts and nuts. Cookies don't usually contain fish or shellfish, so the only major food allergy they are safe for is wheat.  Hmmph! Now that we've learned we have tree nut allergies in addition to peanut allergy, I've crossed off a few more snacks from our safe list. I am very, very grateful we can still enjoy dairy, egg, soy and wheat--that's a lot of foods and makes a huge difference in options. Still, I am a little disappointed with Ian's on the cookie button thing. You'd think a company as food allergy aware as Ian's would make a point to make the cookies a bit more allergy friendly. We do still enjoy those Ian's allergen-free meals. The convenience is unbeatable!

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