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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

FOOD ALLERGEN AND GLUTEN PROTOCOLS

While no reputable manufacturer can 100% 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 the top 14 allergens/gluten are in their products and facilities as well as their protocols including product handling and staff training
  • We conduct multiple food 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.  In fact, the entire Libre Naturals facility, including our lunch room, is peanut and tree nut free.
  • All products are manufactured and/or packaged in our own dedicated facility
  • The Libre Naturals facility is 3rd party certified SQF Level 2 under the Global Food Safety Intitiative (GFSI) standard which includes audited allergen control and training programs

 

THE TOP ELEVEN FOOD ALLERGENS and GLUTEN DECLARATIONS

No dairyNo 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.

 

No eggNo ingredients containing egg are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

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

 

 

No glutenNo 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), more stringent than the national standard of 20 ppm.

 

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

 

 

No peanutsNo ingredients containing peanut are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

No tree nutsNo ingredients containing tree nuts i.e. almonds, cashews, pecans)are used in the Libre Naturals facility.  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 wheatNo ingredients containing wheat are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

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

 

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.

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 as of its last update on February 2, 2017, but may change without further notice. Please read ingredient labels and online declarations every time you purchase.

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