Monday, June 14, 2010

Cascadian Farms

I'm always on the look-out for organic products, especially peanut allergy safe organic products.  Even better is when I can find them reasonably priced and at one of the grocery stores I already shop at.  So, when I came across a few varieties of organic cereal for kids, competitively priced at $2.82 a box at Wal-mart, I was excited, and thought I would share my find.
I purchased the Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch cereal, and the whole family liked it. I'm not sure we even ate it with milk. I think we finished the entire box just eating it by the handful for snacks. Of course, I contacted the company regarding their allergen labeling.  Here's what they had to say:

If one of our products contains any of the top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy products, eggs, soy, wheat, crustaceans, and fish) or if it contains sesame, sunflower or mollusks, that ingredient is always listed in the ingredient panel, and also in bold letters just below the list of ingredients.  If a product is exposed to any of these allergens in the manufacturing facility the allergen will be listed in bold in the ′Contains Statement′ just below the list of ingredients.  This list is your ingredient assurance for that package.  It is not intended for other packaging of the same product.  Ingredients may vary from one package to another due to product reformulation.  If you have allergy concerns, please read each package ingredient panel.

I feel good about letting Abigail eat the Cascadian Farm products that do not have peanuts/tree nuts listed in the ingredients.  After reviewing their website and hearing back from their customer service, it appears, that Cascadian Farms is one of the few food manufacturers that are committed to protecting our health and the environment.

FYI - This post expresses my own opinions.  I was not asked by Cascadian Farms to review their products.

1 comment:

Mom always checking labels said...

I love Cascadian Farms. It is one of the very few brands that carry a granola that is peanut and nut free.