Did you know that eight percent of children and two percent of all Americans have at least one food allergy?Food Allergy Aid is dedicated to providing a meaningful resource to these people and their loved ones to keep these potentially life-threating allergies managable.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Company Spotlight - Hershey's!

With Easter quickly approaching, chocolate surrounds us! Easter can also be fear-provoking for parents and others with life-threatening food allergies. Easter tends to particularly like peanut butter, too.

Hershey's is allergy-conscious and a trustworthy source of allergen labeling. On their web site, they have a section that explains an 'adverse reaction'.

The following is their stand on handling allergens:

"How does The Hershey Company manage allergies?

The Hershey Company strives to provide its consumers with accurate, reliable ingredient statements upon which consumers can make their purchase decision. The Hershey Company has an Allergy Task Force that ensures that the ingredient statements are always accurate, and that any allergen statements placed on the label is understandable."

"Do your products share plants & equipment?

We take food allergies very seriously at Hershey and have strict procedures in place to prevent crossover of allergens into other products that do not contain the allergen. In instances where we have a concern about possible crossover by an allergen we take the added precaution of including an allergy information statement on the label."

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