Allergen Declarations

Libre Naturals Inc. was created by the parents of a food allergic child.  As such, we strive to be clear about the ingredients and protocols we use.

We want you to feel comfortable about choosing any Libre Naturals product.  If you have any questions about our lines or allergens, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-866-714-5411 or by email at info@librenaturals.com.

FOOD ALLERGEN AND GLUTEN PROTOCOLS

While nobody can guarantee a level of zero risk; we have created strict allergen protocols to offer you products you can trust:

  • All ingredient suppliers must provide written declarations about what allergens/gluten are in their products and facilities
  • We conduct several allergen/gluten tests on all incoming raw ingredients plus random finished product testing using verified scientific procedures
  • We have strict shipping and receiving policies including tracing and tracking all ingredients
  • Staff training and contracts ensure that everyone from the office to shipping understands the severity of food allergies
  • All products are manufactured and/or packaged in our own dedicated facility with the exception of the organic chocolate chips that are manufactured and packaged for us in a dedicated gluten free and top 11 food allergen free facility

We have outlined below the top 11 common food allergens and gluten plus a couple of notes about flavors, latex and cross contamination.

THE TOP ELEVEN FOOD ALLERGENS and GLUTEN DECLARATIONS

Dairy
No ingredients containing dairy are used in the Libre Naturals facility. This includes all derivatives such as casein or whey. Cocoa butter is not dairy but is the fat of the cocoa bean.

Egg
No ingredients containing eggs are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Fish
No ingredients containing fish are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Gluten
No ingredients containing gluten are used in the Libre Naturals facility.  All of our products are certified Gluten Free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) which has a standard of 10 parts per million (ppm).

Mustard
No ingredients containing mustard are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Peanut
No ingredients containing peanut are used in the Libre Naturals facility. All Libre Naturals staff members sign contracts to ensure they do not eat peanut products before work or bring them into any area of the Libre Naturals facility, including the lunchroom.

Sesame
No ingredients containing sesame are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Shellfish
No ingredients containing shellfish (including crustaceans) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Soy
No ingredients containing soy or its derivatives (i.e. soy lecithin) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Sulfites
No ingredients containing sulfite preservatives are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Tree nuts - (i.e. almonds, cashews, pecans).
No ingredients containing tree nuts are used in the Libre Naturals facility. All Libre Naturals staff members sign contracts to ensure they do not eat tree nut products before work or bring them into any area of the Libre Naturals facility, including the lunchroom.

Canada, where our manufacturing facility is located, does not list coconut as a tree nut but the USA does. In any case, we treat coconut as a tree nut declaration with all of our suppliers. No ingredients containing coconut are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

Wheat
No ingredients containing wheat are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

A Note About Flavors
All Libre Naturals granolas have flavors added to them that are indicated on the ingredient list as "natural flavor".  Please note that we do not add any additional flavors that are not already indicated in the name of the product. The kinds of flavors used are as follows:

Vanilla Cinnamon Granola: Vanilla

Vanilla Caramel Granola: Vanilla

Blueberry Maple Granola: Maple

Additionally, we closely adhere to all food allergen labeling regulations and would declare any of the top 11 allergens or gluten as an allergen warning if the flavors were to contain a top food allergen or gluten.

Latex
No latex gloves are used on any Libre Naturals production line. We use only medical grade, powder-free nitrile gloves.

CROSS CONTAMINATION

The Libre Naturals facility is organized into two separate lines that are not separated by walls.  Manufacturing schedules are set up to minimize cross contamination between different products and/or varieties but it may not be completely avoided.  If you would like to review what ingredients we use in our facility, please check out our Ingredients page.

This declaration is accurate at April 7, 2014 but may change without further notice. Please read ingredient labels and online declarations every time you purchase.