Brand Castle Allergen Statement: November 15, 2011
Since 2005, Brand Castle has been dedicated to making fun, interactive, and quality products including Crafty Cooking Kits, In The Mix, Jo Cupcake and Festival brands. We’re also focused on the safety of our products and consumers. This is especially important given the rise in recent years of food allergies, food intolerances and cases of celiac disease.
We make every effort to ensure that our products are accurately labeled and are not misleading to the consumer. We want to make sure you have every bit of knowledge about our products so you are able to make sound decisions while still enjoying them.
It has been our experience that families with allergic children take great care to determine the origin of the food their children consume to protect against an allergic reaction. If you have any questions about the allergens listed in our products, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form on this website.
To be confident that you are getting accurate allergen information, always check the ingredient statement of the item you are purchasing for the allergen statement. Brand Castle products manufactured and packaged in our facility will have the following identifiers:
Main 8 Allergens
The main allergens include: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans. If our products contain any of these allergens, we list them on our packaging. Some of our products may contain trace amounts of soy oil, a processing aid. The soy oil has been refined, bleached and deodorized, a process that removes the protein that can cause an allergic reaction. Because individual sensitivities vary, however, we have chosen to list the soy oil.
Peanut-free means that a food does not contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or any form or derivative of peanut. We consider most of our sprinkles “peanut-free” as they do not contain peanuts and are not run on lines that process peanuts. We take special care to eliminate cross-contamination with our products with weekly machine cleaning and by separating production lines. However, there may be a possibility of airborne particles present in our products. Though this is rare and unlikely, we advise anyone with a severe peanut allergy to make a sound decision in trying our products. Our facility does have equipment that is used for peanuts, however this equipment is never used for any other purpose, except for peanuts, is cleaned after each week’s production, and is located in a separate room from our sprinkles. If you would like to learn more about our facilities, email us using the form on this site.
Glutens are proteins that naturally occur in a prohibited grain and that may cause adverse health effects in person with celiac disease. Prohibited grain includes any of the following: Wheat, Rye, Barley, Crossbred hybrids of wheat, rye, barley. We consider most of our sprinkles “gluten-free” as they do not contain any forms of wheat and are not run on production lines which process wheat products. Many of our non-sprinkle products contain wheat. Although rare and unlikely, we advise anyone with celiac disease to make a sound decision in trying our products as cross-contamination and airborne particles is always a possibility.
Brand Castle cares about our products and our consumers. We want you to enjoy our products without question. When in doubt, read the ingredient statement and contact us if you have further questions on the integrity of our products.