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05 July 2010

Allergy Friendly Bakery Seeks YOUR Opinion!

A wonderful allergy friendly bakery seeks your opinion as they contemplate some possible new goodies to tempt your sweet tooth!

The bakery currently is peanut-free, nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free. They are considering some new treats which would contain sunbutter but want your opinion first. Being an allergy friendly bakery, they are aware of sunflower seed allergies. They would like to know:

Would this be a conflict for the peanut allergy community as some are also allergic to seeds?

What do you think? This is an opportunity to let your voice be heard so please take our poll on the upper left corner of this page! Feel free to also share your thoughts in a comment below. Thanks so much!


Liz said...

I'm allergic to (cow) milk, wheat, corn, and soy and I know that I have to be diligent about asking what ingredients are in a product. That being said, one person's allergy is another person's food staple and/or treat. Make sure your staff knows what's in each item and who might be impacted and I say go for it.

Lynn said...

Sunbutter is a godsend for us. Although some people have allergies to it, like with any food, it has never been recommended that we avoid or even be cautious about sunflower seeds. We love sunbutter in a jar and also Enjoy Life's sunbutter bars (which my son eats daily). To the bakery - thank you for providing a wonderful service to the food allergic community! I'm so appreciative of companies/bakeries that cater to my son's needs. -Mom to 2 1/2 year old allergic to wheat, milk, eggs, tree nuts, sesame, and oats (also avoiding peanuts and shellfish).

Anonymous said...

This is a great option for peanut allergies but what about soy butter. It actually has a more peanut butter like consistency and tastes VERY similar to real peanut butter. Some people are allergic to soy so I guess maybe some with Sunbutter and some with soybutter would be good.

LittleMeTG said...

I think I wouldn't mind considering my daughter is not allergic to sunflower seeds. However, I know other children are and I think that as long as there's alternatives without cross contamination and they label the products appropriately it should be ok. Honestly, that's why it's "allergen-friendly" and not "allergen-free". Nothing in life is allergen-free. People are allergic to so many different things.

Thanks for the poll!

Anonymous said...

sunbutter is delicious I agree, although it's out for our family due to severe seed allergies. I don't know how it affects the peanut-specific population but it possibly could be more of an issue for the kids allergic to what seems to be a combo of treenuts and seeds (and since sunbutter also makes a product with flax in it, that would possibly be like introducing two seeds not just one depending on how sunbutter manufactures it). Vermont Nut Free also uses sunbutter in one of their products however this granola bar product is produced in a completely separate area from most of their other offerings. I think this bakery should just be very open about what it is manufactured near or if there is a cross contamination concern with handling.

Natasha said...

Yes, I believe that it would be a conflict. Some people who are allergic to nuts may not realize that they're also allergic to the seeds, and could become very ill. What if the seeds are processed in a plant that also processes nuts?