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Back-to-School Updates: TONS of New Products in Our Family of Allergy-Friendly Guides!


Whether you’re sad the summer is coming to an end or dancing in the street now that the kids are headed back to school, there’s still the matter of what to pack for lunch and snack time if they have food allergies or attend allergen-restricted schools or classrooms.

That’s where we come in. For more than a decade, our allergy-friendly food guides have been used by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of families nationwide to help keep allergens out of the classroom and the home.

Download the latest copy of the Safe Snack Guide available in Peanut and Tree Nut FreeMilk FreeSesame FreeGluten Free, and over 5,700 Custom Editions tailored by our readers for their families’ specific mix of allergen restrictions! Or visit our Allergence product screening service and set up profiles for each member of your family with allergen restrictions.

Aside from over 3,000 products from our 170+ partner manufacturers, we’ve added seven new members to our Manufacturer Partnership who have signed on to provide detailed allergen processing information including shared line/facility information you won’t find on the label or anywhere else!

Please welcome the following companies (click the company name to see precisely how their products are manufactured with respect to the 11 allergens we track in Allergence):

Simply Delish — They make delicious, guilt-free desserts that have zero sugar and are vegan and keto-friendly! Enjoy their plant-based gels and instant keto-puddings, all made in a facility free of the Top 9 (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, sesame) as well as gluten and mustard.

Jelly Belly — With candy-making roots dating back to 1869, the Jelly Belly Candy Company began making Jelly Belly® jelly beans in 1976. Today, Jelly Belly products are sold all over the world and the company remains family-owned and operated by the fourth, fifth, and sixth generations of the candy-making family. The company produces over 100 flavors of jelly beans that are made in a facility free of peanuts, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, and mustard.

Impact Confections — A US-based manufacturer of innovative candies marketed under the WARHEADS® brand. Their Extreme Sour Hard Candy is gluten-free and manufactured in a facility free of the Top 9 allergens and mustard. (Challenge your taste buds and your friends with the intensely sour coating and see if you can last until the sweetness underneath!) Other varieties are manufactured in a facility free of tree nuts, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, sesame, and mustard.

Else Nutrition — part of a global company with a mission to create real, plant-based alternatives for parents who want a cleaner, more sustainable way to nourish their babies than dairy or soy-based options. They provide a globally patented, plant-based alternative to dairy and soy-based formulas and nutrition products, using the cleanest production process and 3 core ingredients: almonds, buckwheat, and tapioca. Their products are free of milk, soy, wheat, and gluten.

Fabalish — A small, family-owned startup passionate about clean, plant-forward foods. Their products are all certified organic and gluten-free, vegan, sustainable, and free of synthetic preservatives. Their aquafaba-based dips and falafel are manufactured in a facility free of peanuts, milk, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish, sesame, and gluten.

Pop Bitties — Creators of “better for you”, all-natural, air-popped, plant-based Ancient Grain Chips & Sweet Potato Chips. Their products are certified gluten-free and non-GMO and are manufactured in a facility free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish, and mustard.

Warren Brown’s Spark Bites — Artisan manufacturer of innovative bakery products and consumer packaged prebiotic energy snacks. Their products are manufactured in a facility free of fish, crustacean shellfish, sesame, and mustard.