April McGowan

Shirataki Noodles and Cabury

I mentioned I’d be sharing about our quest for allergy safe foods for us on occasion.   It’s a challenge to find our SOLID information from companies.  It’s like they don’t want to commit all the way.  Very frustrating for people like me who want the answers clearly written in stone!  So, I contacted Shirataki Company about their products because a friend recommended them.  It took two phone calls to get the answer, but they are gluten free and vegan, so we can eat them.  I haven’t tried them out on my son yet-they are a bit crunchy and do have just the slightest touch of a tofu flavor.  Very slight, though.  I haven’t eaten them with any Italian sauces, but I did make an Asian soup and they were quite good with that.

Also, I contacted Cadbury, who make a variety of candies and (surprisingly enough) cough drops.  This is what they had to say :

“Our company complies with all applicable labeling regulations by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies in the U.S.  In addition, we have implemented an internal food allergen management policy, pursuant to which we have undertaken the labeling of any known allergens in the following categories:  cereals (containing gluten and products of these including wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt, kamut, and oats, but not corn, rice, sorghum, or buckwheat), crustacea (including shrimp, prawns, crab, lobster, and crayfish), mollusks (including oysters, clams, scallops, and mussels), eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, tree nuts, sesame seeds, and sulfites (greater than 10 mg/kg).  Accordingly, we continuously assess our products and update supplier information in order to make new or existing labels accurately reflect the presence of the listed allergens.”

They, for some reason, won’t go so far as to put that info on the package in the form of “gluten free” or “vegan”, but I think if more people asked for it, they might.

What do you think? Leave me a comment :)

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