Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels Goes Peanut-Free

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Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels Goes Peanut-Free

By Jamie Grill-Goodman - 07/27/2016
Snyder’s of Hanover has transitioned its main pretzel bakery in Hanover, Pennsylvania, to a peanut-free production facility to accommodate consumer demand for snacks free of the allergen.
  
According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), approximately three million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, and the number of children living with peanut allergies appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008. The rise in nut allergies among America's children has led some schools to eliminate their use of peanut products altogether and discourage children without peanut allergies from bringing peanut products to school.
 
Most of the Snyder’s of Hanover products already did not contain nuts, but the company took the extra step of turning its facility peanut-free to eliminate the chances of cross-contamination. Pretzels made in any of the company’s peanut-free facilities will have packaging clearly marked with a peanut-free icon and allergen information. Many of the products, including Pretzel Minis, Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Snaps and Pretzel Rods, already display the new allergen information and are on shelves now. Remaining products   with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year.
 
The brand’s nut-based pretzels such as the new Snyder’s of Hanover Peanut Butter Filled Pieces are manufactured in a separate facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.