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Single Nut Facilities

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

In order to complete multiple food challenges for various tree nuts, I began looking for nuts that were processed in dedicated facilities/single nut facilities to rule out any potential cross contamination variables. I found some lists online, but had trouble finding everything that I was looking for. Ultimately, I put this list together in the hopes of helping someone else going through the same thing. We challenged almost every single nut in our allergist's office to make sure we weren’t avoiding anything unnecessarily or sensitizing our son to any nuts.

In addition, after finishing all of the challenges we wanted to keep nuts regularly in his diet, so I looked for places that had nut butters and nut meals (to mix into foods) that were not cross-contaminated with other nuts in order to save us time when doing food prep. While we still primarily make our own mixed nut butter that our son eats daily, it’s nice to have a few other pre-made options to save us some time.

Here’s what I found (I will keep this list updated as I find others):

Almond

Barney Butter

e-mail received 12/2019

“You are safe with us! Barney Butter almond butters do not contain peanuts and are made in our own facility that is certified peanut-free, meaning our entire supply chain is peanut-free. We perform an exhaustive clean-out between production runs of each of our almond butter flavors because we do also process coconut and chia seeds, which are ingredients in some of our almond butters (please see below). We do not process any nuts in our facility other than almonds so there is no risk of cross-contamination with any other tree nuts including cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, brazil nuts, etc. In addition, we do not process any dairy, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, beans or grain in our facility. *We also do not process any seeds, including sesame, in our facility. We do, however, process coconut (which is included in the tree-nut category by the FDA) and flax and chia - neither of which are major allergens. We process flax and chia in our facility because we use both in our line of almond butters. Our suppliers only handle almonds, we get our almonds directly from local almond farmers around Fresno, CA.”


Wonderful (available at Costco & other stores)

e-mail received 3/2020

"Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds processes and packages both almonds and pistachios only. These products do not share the same equipment or facilities at any time during the harvesting, production and packaging processes.


Pistachios are naturally free of gluten and there are no gluten based ingredients added so, yes, our pistachios are 100% gluten-free. At no time do we process peanuts or use any peanut-based products so, our facilities are 100% peanut-free."


Pecan

Guidry Organic Farms

e-mail received 1/2020

“We do not process any other nut in our process facility. Pecans are the only nut processed in the Facility

Hope this helps. We have a lot of people inquire about this because of allergies, ect. We are hoping our Pecan products

Are your healthy choice.”


They also have pecan oil, pecan meal, candied pecans & pecan butter (all of which are delicious).


Corky's Nuts

e-mail received 3/2020

“We process only raw organic walnuts. Our raw organic pecans are processed during one week out of the year only and no shared equipment is used. We also do not process any of our walnuts during this time as well.”


Purley Pecans

(yummy flavored pecan butters)

website check 9/2020

“All our products contain TREE NUTS. Products are made in a Peanut-Free Facility. Butter is manufactured on equipment that processes pecans only. Contact for more information.“


I inquired for more information (on 9/1/2020) as to what tree nuts were in the facility: “Almonds, English Walnuts, pistachios, and Brazil nuts!

South Georgia Pecan Co. (where our Pecan Butters are made!) takes allergen cross contamination very seriously and has designed our plant facility to segregate production of different types of tree nuts and allergens. The production lines for Purely Pecans butter is a dedicated line that ONLY processes pecans. However, other lines that share different allergenic materials in our facility are thoroughly cleaned, inspected (QA), and swabbed for allergen proteins prior to changing to a different nut or allergen containing product.”


Sunday Provisions

(pecan butters)

message received 10/2020

"No, just pecans. Thanks" (in response to inquiry about tree nuts and peanuts in facility)


Hazelnuts

Trader Joe’s

Phone call 2/2020

I was told that these are the only nut in the facility. However, they couldn’t provide information about the supplier, but we have used these safely for months now.

Walnuts

Crazy Go Nuts

(highly recommend the flavored walnut butters)

Use code "CGNDIVA" for 20% off of your purchase.

e-mail received 2/2020

“We do process dairy, eggs and coconut in our facility, however they are produced on separate lines. We have very strict allergan protocols in place to limit contamination of those products as much as we possibly can. We want to make our products available to as many people as possible. We hope this answered your question.”


Corky's Nuts

e-mail received 3/2020

“We process only raw organic walnuts. Our raw organic pecans are processed during one week out of the year only and no shared equipment is used. We also do not process any of our walnuts during this time as well.”

They make walnut oil, walnut meal, and walnut butter as well.

Derby Walnuts

e-mail received 2/2020

“Just walnuts.”


Pistachios

The Pistachio Factory

website check 5/2020

"Considering we are solely a Pistachio growing family we only have Pistachios in our facility. This makes our products free from many other allergens."


They also have pistachio meal & pistachio butter (which comes in to go pouches)!


Wonderful (available at Costco & other stores)

e-mail received 3/2020

"Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds processes and packages both almonds and pistachios only. These products do not share the same equipment or facilities at any time during the harvesting, production and packaging processes.


Pistachios are naturally free of gluten and there are no gluten based ingredients added so, yes, ourpistachiosare 100% gluten-free. At no time do we process peanuts or use any peanut-based products so, our facilities are 100% peanut-free."


Santa Barbara Pistachios

website check 5/2020

"In our facility we only process pistachio nuts. In addition, we have been assured by all of our ingredient suppliers that if any other nut products are part of their operation, they are kept in an isolated facility."


Macadamia

Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company

e-mail received 3/2020

"We do process dairy in our facility for all our glazed macadamia nuts, brittles, and popcorns are having butter in them. We do not process egg and peanuts and their derivatives." - The response when asked about other tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, and egg.


Cashews

Sunshine Nut Company (available at Whole Foods & direct)

e-mail received 1/2020

"Our cashews are produced in a cashew-only facility, owned and operated by SunshineNut Co. in Mozambique. Thus, our cashews are not cross-contaminated with any other nuts during the production process. We do use sunflower oil to roast our cashews though."


Sesame Seeds

Kevala

e-mail received 1/2020

"Most of our products are peanut and nut free (except for the cashew and almond butter). All of our sesame products are produced in a a facility that processes sesame and coconut. No other tree nuts or peanuts are processed in this facility. Coconut is processed in a different production line (actually in a different room), no equipment is shared. We follow a food safety program that requires us to clean, sanitize and inspect after every product is run through the line, but as I told you no production lines are shared.”


Other Seeds/Nuts

https://88acres.com

https://sunbutter.com

https://MyGerbs.com

https://www.superseedz.com


Please always remember to verify that the above listed facilities are safe for your purposes.

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