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New Allergy-friendly Foods for Kids (Winter 2010)

February 2010



New Allergy Friendly Foods

New Allergy-Friendly Foods for Kids

The Natural Products Expo, a food industry trade show newly awarded with national honors for its green initiatives, hosted its most recent event in Boston. Featuring over 1,700 companies, many of which accommodate the allergy community, the event showcased the latest in natural food and products.

The expo attracted 53,572 industry attendees, including Kids With Food Allergies. KFA representatives tracked down the newest products to share with you—parents of kids with food allergies. Read the report to find out what will be available to you and your children in 2010!

For your convenience, we have indicated if the product is Kosher or vegan with these symbols:

Kosher   vegan




In this report:
Word of caution: We've made a good-faith effort to obtain accurate information about these products, but as with everything you buy for your children with food allergies, be sure to verify for yourself that these products are indeed safe for the food allergies you manage for your child.




Arzu Gluten-Free Whole Grain Blends

vegan Company: World Wise Grains, www.worldwisegrains.com

Arzu Description: Three unique blends of buckwheat, quinoa, legumes and other ingredients (spices).  Available in Original, Chai and Southwest Flavors. Add water and heat. Can be made into a breakfast cereal; dip; spread; side dish that replaces grains or pasta; dessert by adding fruit; or oatmeal, flour or bread crumb substitute in recipes. Diabetic-friendly, heart healthy and vegan. Thirty grams of whole grain per serving. 

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy

Cross-Contamination Issues: No eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, oats, barley, rye or wheat in the factory. No bean flours are used in any products. They use bean flakes in their blend. Milk is used in facility. Factory is allergen controlled.

Availability: Can be purchased online at www.worldwisegrains.com or at People's Pharmacies in Austin, Texas or check the store locator.

Barney Butter (Almond Butter)

kosherCompany: Barney's Premium Foods, www.barneybutter.com

Barney Butter Description: All natural, no-stir almond butter. Each serving has 14% of the recommended daily fiber, no trans fats or hydrogenated oils. Ingredients are: almonds, evaporated cane juice, palm fruit oil, sea salt. Available in 16-oz. and 10-oz. jars, and 90 calorie packets.  Made in a peanut-free, almond-only facility. Free of other tree nuts.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy

Cross-Contamination Issues: Dedicated facility guarantees that Barney Butter is truly free of peanut particles and contaminants.

Availability: Available at www.allergyfreeshop.com, numerous retail locations and www.amazon.com. Or check the Barney Butter store locator for a store near you.

Caring Candies

kosherCompany: The Really Healthy Stuff Company, www.rehest.com

Barney Butter Description: Sugar-free, preservative-free, colorful and beautiful candy and lollipops with no artificial sweeteners, synthetic flavors or colors. Diabetic-friendly. Provides dietary fiber. Made with isomalt, a natural sugar derived from beets.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Sesame, Corn, Rice, Sugar, Yeast, Potato, Artificial Sweeteners, Synthetic Colors and Preservatives

Cross-Contamination Issues: There is no cross-contamination with wheat, gluten, eggs, milk, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts.

Availability: Available at www.reallyhealthystuff.com, www.amazon.com and select stores in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York

Cool Fruits®

koshervegan Company: Cool Fruits®, www.coolfruits.com

Cool Fruits Description: Cool Fruits® Fruit Juice Freezers are 99% fruit juice, 100% natural, have no sugar added, and are free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Available in grape, cherry, sour apple and strawberry varieties. There are no added sugars, no fat, diabetic-friendly, vegan and low in sodium.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy
Corn

Cross-Contamination Issues: Made in a facility that processes dairy, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Cool Fruits® freezer pops are produced on dedicated equipment that does not contain or process the following: dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten or soy.

Availability: Buy online at www.coolfruits.com, www.navanfoods.com, www.allergyfreeshop.com or www.amazon.com.

Enjoy Life® Foods
Perky's Crunchy Flax and Crunchy Rice Cereals

kosherCompany: Enjoy Life® Foods, www.enjoylifefoods.com


Enjoy Life Description: Perky's Crunchy Rice and Crunchy Flax Cereals have now been repackaged under the Enjoy Life brand name. Crunchy Flax is 100% natural, sweetened with fruit juice and honey, and has 50 grams of whole grain, 425 milligrams of Omega 3s and six grams of fiber per serving. Crunchy Rice is 100% natural, sweetened with fruit juice and honey, and is low in fat and sodium.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Sesame, Potato, Sulfites

Cross-Contamination Issues: Manufactured in a nut- and gluten-free facility.

Availability: Available at www.navanfoods.com, www.amazon.com or check the store and online locators.

Enjoy Life® Foods Granola

kosherCompany: Enjoy Life® Foods, www.enjoylifefoods.com

Enjoy Life Description: Now crispier than before with smaller granola clusters, Enjoy Life Foods’ granolas look and taste more like the “real thing.” Vitamin fortified and with 23 grams or more of whole grain per serving. Gluten free and allergy friendly, this no-nuts granola comes in three varieties: Cinnamon Crunch, Cranapple Crunch and Very Berry Crunch.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Sesame, Potato, Sulfites

Cross-Contamination Issues: Manufactured in a nut- and gluten-free facility.

Availability: Available at www.navanfoods.com, www.amazon.com or check its store and online locators.

Erewhon® Strawberry Crisp
and Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Cereals

kosherveganCompany:  U.S. Mills, LLC, www.usmillsinc.com

Erewhon Description: Two new varieties of breakfast cereals: Strawberry Crisp cereal is lightly sweetened, and made with organic grains and real strawberries; and Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice cereal is organic and made with whole grains. Vegan.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Artificial Colors, Flavors and Preservatives

Cross-Contamination Issues: From a company e-mail: Strawberry Crisps are made on equipment shared with products containing soy, wheat, gluten, corn and preservatives.  Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Cereal is made on equipment shared with products containing tree nuts, dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, corn and preservatives.

Availability: Available at www.navanfoods.com, www.allergyfreeshop.com, www.amazon.com or check the store locator.

Funky Monkey Snacks — Fruit that Crunches!®

koshervegan Company: Freeze Dried Partners, Inc., www.funkymonkeysnacks.com

Funky Monkey Description: Crunchy, all-natural real freeze-dried fresh fruit in seven varieties, of which three are new: Applemon, MangOJ and Pink Pineapple. Vegan, and GMO-free. Pink Pineapple is 95% organic.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy

Cross-Contamination Issues: Equipment processes only fruit. No other cross contamination.

Availability: Available for purchase on www.amazon.com or use the store locator.

Ian's FruitaBits

kosherCompany: Ian's Natural Foods, www.iansnaturalfoods.com

Ian's Description: Rice crispies coated with real fruit puree in sour apple and cherry flavors.  Excellent source of vitamin C.  Comes in six single-serve pouches.  No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy

Cross-Contamination Issues: Contains: wheat, gluten, soy. Manufactured in a peanut and tree nut free facility.

Availability: Use the online store locator.

Kinnikinnick K-Kritters

Company: Kinnikinnick Foods, www.kinnikinnick.com

Description: Animal-shaped cookies in three varieties: vanilla, chocolate and graham-style.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Facility has been nut-free since June 15, 2009.

Kinnikinnick Cross-Contamination Issues: From the company's Website: “Kinnikinnick Products are produced in dedicated Gluten/Wheat/Nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds...Our facilities have been nut free since June 15, 2009. We are well into the process of reprinting packaging for our entire line; however, some of our packaging still lists the potential for nut traces. All products purchased directly from us from June 15 onwards will have been produced in a nut free facility. Some stores may still have old stock. If the packaging does not indicate produced in a nut free facility, the only indication that product was produced after June 15, 2009 is the best before date.”

Availability: Vanilla flavor available now at www.navanfoods.com and www.allergyfreeshop.com or use the store locator; all three varieties available for purchase on the Kinnikinnick website and www.amazon.com.

Kinnikinnick KinniToos

Company: Kinnikinnick Foods, www.kinnikinnick.com

Description: Three varieties of crème sandwich cookies: Chocolate sandwich with fudge crème; chocolate sandwich with vanilla crème and vanilla sandwich with vanilla crème.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Facility has been nut-free since June 15, 2009.

Kinnikinnick Cross-Contamination Issues: From the company's Website: “Kinnikinnick Products are produced in dedicated Gluten/Wheat/Nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds...Our facilities have been nut free since June 15, 2009. We are well into the process of reprinting packaging for our entire line; however, some of our packaging still lists the potential for nut traces. All products purchased directly from us from June 15 onwards will have been produced in a nut free facility. Some stores may still have old stock. If the packaging does not indicate produced in a nut free facility, the only indication that product was produced after June 15, 2009 is the best before date.”

Availability: Available at www.navanfoods.com, www.allergyfreeshop.com and www.amazon.com; also available for purchase on the Kinnikinnick website or use the store locator.

Kinnikinnick S'moreables Graham-style Crackers

Company: Kinnikinnick Foods, www.kinnikinnick.com

Description: Gluten-free and allergy-friendly graham-style crackers.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Facility has been nut-free since June 15, 2009.

Kinnikinnick Cross-Contamination Issues: From the company's Website: “Kinnikinnick Products are produced in dedicated Gluten/Wheat/Nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds...Our facilities have been nut free since June 15, 2009. We are well into the process of reprinting packaging for our entire line; however, some of our packaging still lists the potential for nut traces. All products purchased directly from us from June 15 onwards will have been produced in a nut free facility. Some stores may still have old stock. If the packaging does not indicate produced in a nut free facility, the only indication that product was produced after June 15, 2009 is the best before date.”

Availability: Available for purchase on the Kinnikinnick website, at www.navanfoods.com, www.allergyfreeshop.com and www.amazon.com; or use the store locator.

Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs

Company: Kinnikinnick Foods, www.kinnikinnick.com

Description: The ultimate bread crumb. Panko is perfect for coating chicken, pork, fish and vegetables. Even stays crispy the next day.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Corn, Potato. Facility has been nut-free since June 15, 2009.

Kinnikinnick Cross-Contamination Issues: From the company's Website: “Kinnikinnick Products are produced in dedicated Gluten/Wheat/Nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds...Our facilities have been nut free since June 15, 2009. We are well into the process of reprinting packaging for our entire line; however, some of our packaging still lists the potential for nut traces. All products purchased directly from us from June 15 onwards will have been produced in a nut free facility. Some stores may still have old stock. If the packaging does not indicate produced in a nut free facility, the only indication that product was produced after June 15, 2009 is the best before date.”

Availability: Available for purchase on the Kinnikinnick website or use the store locator.

Mixes from the Heartland

Company: Mixes from the Heartland, www.mixesfromtheheartland.com

Mixes from the Heartland Description: A variety of mixes made in a gluten-free, allergen-controlled environment including: Biscuits, Breads, Brownies, Cakes, Coffee Bars, Dumplings, Machine Breads, Meals, Meat Loaf Mixes, Muffins, Noodle Mixes, Pancake Mixes, Pie Crust and Pies, Puddings, Salads, Side Dishes, Soups and Stews and Sweet Breads.  Products are all natural with no preservatives; most products are low sodium, cholesterol-free and low calorie.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Barley, Oats, Rye

Cross-Contamination Issues: From the company's website: “No eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, oats, barley, rye, or wheat in the factory. No bean flours are used in any products. Factory is allergen controlled.” Milk is in the facility.

Availability: Available for purchase on the Mixes from the Heartland website or www.amazon.com

Orgran® Shortbread Hearts

koshervegan Company: Orgran, www.orgran.com

Description: Traditional shortbread biscuits made without butter in a new heart-shape.  Vegan, all natural and yeast-free.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg

Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish

Soy

Orgran Cross-Contamination Issues: From the distributor: Made in a dedicated facility—no cross contamination with any gluten, nut, soy, dairy or egg ingredients during production. Facility is entirely nut/peanut/soy free.

Availability: Currently available online at www.kitch-n-kaffe.com, www.navanfoods.com, www.allergyfreeshop.com and www.amazon.com.  Also available at any natural food store in the NY metro area, and others as well.

Shabtai Gourmet Bakery

kosher Company: Cinderella Sweets, Inc., www.shabtai-gourmet.com

Shabtai Gourmet Description: Award-winning bakery that produces gourmet kosher baked goods in many varieties: devils food seven-layer cakes, rainbow cookies, jelly rolls, black and white cookies, brownie bites, bread crumbs, ring tings, Florentine lace cookies, lady fingers, birthday cakes, pies and more.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Corn

Cross-Contamination Issues: Products are not egg- or nut-free, but are otherwise made in a dedicated bakery free of wheat, gluten, milk, soy, peanuts and corn.

Availability: Use the website's store locator to find a store near you. Also available at  www.amazon.com and www.navanfoods.com.

Sunbutter® Squeeze Packs

koshervegan Company: Sungold Foods,  www.sunbutter.com

Sunbutter Description: Peanut-free sunflower seed butter, now in individual serving squeeze packs, natural creamy style.  SunButter® is a great tasting alternative to peanut butter. SunButter® is made from specially roasted sunflower seeds.

Free of these allergens:

Milk
Egg
Wheat
Gluten
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Soy
Other: Corn

Cross-Contamination Issues: Made on equipment that processes soybeans. 

Availability: Available for purchase on www.allergyfreeshop.com and www.sunbutter.com; as well as in many Target, Walmart, Meijer and Shaw's grocery stores.

 


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