Allergen and Cross Contamination Information
In today’s world, foods are seldom manufactured or processed free of cross contamination. We get emails and / or telephone calls every day inquiring if our walnuts are processed with peanuts or any other tree nut. Having food allergies myself, I understand their concerns. Ingesting foods for someone who is allergic, is not only painful and dangerous, it could be fatal.
It seems that food allergies are on the rise and today people with food allergies have to be so careful. Having an allergy to peanuts is particularly difficult. So many foods are manufactured in a plant that has cross contamination and processes peanuts, other tree nuts or maybe uses peanut oil. Most national nut distributors process a variety of nuts in the same facility. It is important to read the labels closely to ensure it is peanut free and not cross contaminated.
Our walnuts do not come in contact with any other tree nut and no peanuts come in contact with our product. Using best farming practices we grow our walnuts on our own property and harvest them ourselves with equipment used only with walnuts. After harvesting, we hull and dry them in our walnut dedicated facility.
Once the product is dry, we deliver the walnuts in walnut only containers to a peanut free / other tree nut free walnut dedicated cracking plant where they are shelled and boxed. Afterwards we place them in our peanut free walnut cold storage assuring the end user that our walnuts are not only the freshest, delicious walnuts but absolutely free from cross contamination.
No Cross Contamination
Our hands-on approach to everything we do ensures that our facility is and stays free of cross contamination. We are a no peanuts no other tree nut zone. We take food safety seriously.