Cross Contamination

We understand the gravity of peanut and tree nut allergies and the necessity to protect those who must maintain absolute avoidance of foodstuffs.

Peanuts are processed in the same facility, however, they are not processed on the mills used to make our butter, ever.

We process many types of tree nuts, including walnuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans. These materials are processed on the same mills with a thorough cleaning between each run. We have an extensive HAACP plan in place and are 3rd party audited.

Many other manufacturing facilities have very complicated processing lines and it is very difficult to do a thorough cleaning between ingredient changes. Our lines are extremely simple and a thorough cleaning is very achievable.

Other tree nuts, (pistachios, pecans, etc.) are processed on the same mills. The clean up between runs is much more than a simple "wipe down." Our protocol is a thorough cleaning. We have a documented Allergen Control Program to prevent cross-contamination between the different nuts and perform swab tests post-cleaning to ensure no residue remains. The Allergen Control Program is a part of the audited Food Safety Program.