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Snyder's Of Hanover Pretzel Production Goes Peanut-Free

Posted On: 7/20/2016

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Snyder's of Hanover pretzels HANOVER, PA -- To accommodate consumer demand for snacks free of the allergen, Snyder's of Hanover said it has transitioned its main pretzel bakery here to a peanut-free production facility.

Snyder's of Hanover 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 manufacturer's pretzel products already display the new allergen information and are on shelves now. Remaining products with updated graphics will roll out 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, PA.

According to Food Allergy Research and Education, 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.

Snyder's said most of its products already did not contain nuts, but it took the extra step of turning its facility peanut-free to eliminate the chances of cross-contamination.