Article from the trade journal: Candy & Confectionary Trends
Spangler eliminates allergen worries
To ensure a safer Halloween for all, including children diagnosed with allergies and intolerances to food ingredients, Spangler Candy Co. takes particular care that its candies such as Dum Dum Pops, Saf-T-Pops and Circus Peanuts are free of the most common allergens (wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish and soy).
“We know how difficult birthday parties and holidays like Halloween can be for children with allergies to foods like wheat, nuts and dairy, or with food intolerances, like celiac disease,” says Pat Hurley, the company’s director of technical services.
“Kids shouldn’t have to feel left out of the fun. And parents shouldn’t have to worry that their children might eat something that could be very harmful. We want everyone to be able to enjoy Halloween and other special events.”
As a result, Bryan, Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. annually requires its suppliers to certify that their ingredients meet its allergen standards.
“We also adhere to very strict manufacturing processes,” Hurley adds. “Spangler Candy produces each one of its products on a dedicated line and thoroughly cleans those lines daily. In a final safety check, Spangler Candy has its finished products tested by an independent food lab to ensure that they are free of any traces of unwanted ingredients.”
For more information, visit www.spanglercandy.com.