While recently shopping at HEB, I noticed that Immaculate had released a Limited Edition Gingerbread Spice cookie. I was a little hesitant to buy them since they contain eggs (my youngest is allergic to eggs). Nervously, I decided to buy them for my oldest child to try. Before sampling the cookies, I contacted Immaculate Baking Company to inquire about their manufacturing processes, cross-contamination, labeling, etc. since it was a new product for us. When I called, I was politely greeted by a company representative named Jada. I asked Jada many questions and she was very knowledgable in her answers. Jada stated that "the Immaculate Baking Company takes food allergies very seriously and lists the top 8 allergens in addition to sesame, sunflower and mollusks". Venture over to the Immaculate Baking Co. website (www.immaculatebaking.com) , where each product they sell has an ingredient and nutrition facts information sheet.
Since listing 'May Contain' is optional for companies, I wanted to confirm that the spice cookies were not potentially cross-contaminated with tree nuts or peanuts. When inquiring about the specific product, two pieces of information were needed: the series number (10 digit number) and the barcode. This enabled the representative to accurately identify the product and see a photo of the actual product label. Jada explained that if there is any chance of cross-contamination of a product with any of the top 8 allergens (plus sesame, sunflower and mollusks), then the product will have a 'May Contain' advisory statement.
|10 digit series number (beginning with 3)|