Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No to Snyder's Pretzels

I always thought pretzels were a safe food for Amanda to eat.  They are so good.  We love them.  We have always bought Rold Gold pretzels not thinking twice about anything.  Then our school recently sent home a note saying if you are sending pretzels for the class snack please send any brand except Snyders because this brand says "Processed on equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts".  Snyders makes peanut butter pretzels so they have to make that disclaimer.  The chance for cross contamination is there.

Interesting to me is that they make gluten free pretzels.  That's good because there are a lot of children allergic to gluten (found in wheat, rye and barley.  But on that very package it does have the allergy information about peanuts and tree nuts.   Amanda has 2 children in her class who are allergic to wheat and peanuts - so they can't eat these pretzels either because of the risk of ingesting a trace of peanuts.

1 comment:

  1. oh wow...who knew that pretzels would be an issue.....I am reading all kinds of label snow...our book has helped raise awareness for me...and I can't wait till it's published!