SOY FREE Facility

April 9, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that we are now SOY FREE and are in Phase IV as indicated below.

In the spring of 2012, we made the decision to transition away from soybeans and soy lecithin and the process to do so has been completed in the following steps:

PHASE I COMPLETED MARCH 31, 2012

  • Dry roasted soybeans were removed from our production floor

PHASE II COMPLETED MAY 28, 2012

  • Removal of all products containing chocolate with soya lecithin (granola bars, trail mixes and chocolate chip and chunk pouches)
  • Soy allergen testing added as a requirement to our current protocol for all current and incoming ingredient supplies
  • Thorough cleaning for production facility from lights/ceiling/walls down to the floor
  • Soy testing on equipment and surfaces to ensure soy removal

PHASE III BEGAN JUNE 1, 2012

  • New organic allergy friendly 55% cocoa mini-chocolate chips and 70% chocolate chips added to our recipes
  • This superior quality organic chocolate is manufactured for us in a dedicated facility with only cacao products (i.e. cocao beans, cocoa butter, cocoa), organic evaporated sugar and coffee beans.

PHASE IV – PACKAGING PHASE OUT COMPLETED MARCH 2014

While we were soy free as of June 1, 2012, some labels and packaging that you have in your home or find at your favorite store may still say "May contain: soy" until March 2015.

Why? We're an environmentally and cost conscious company and throwing out reams of packaging and labeling isn't very earth friendly and increases costs. By using up most of our old packaging, we save both the Earth and your pocketbook.

Bottom line:
All items in the online store and that are produced for stores are now soy free. Any packages of any Nonuttin' brand products that actually may have contained soy expired June 1, 2013.

New Packaging Declaration
When you do see our new packaging, you'll know it because there are new icons on the front that look like this (without the French of course, that's only for Canada):Allergy Icons - Libre Naturals
 

On the back of those new packages, you'll also see a declaration that says:

This delicious product is produced for you in our own dedicated facility that is free of the most common food allergens (peanut, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, sesame, shellfish, fish and mustard), gluten, preservatives, colors, artificial flavors and genetically modified ingredients.

Thank you for your support of our decision to go soy free.

Regards,

Alana Elliott
Founder of Nonuttin' Foods and Libre Naturals