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Your Guide to Tree Nuts from Dedicated Facilities

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 he wasn't already allergic to.

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

ALMOND ONLY FACILITY

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. 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. 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 and flax and chia. Our suppliers only handle almonds, we get our almonds directly from local almond farmers around Fresno, CA.”

Wonderful (available at Costco & other stores)

ALMOND ONLY FACILITY

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

PECAN ONLY FACILITY

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.”


Products available: pecan oil, pecan meal, candied pecans, and pecan butter




Corky's Nuts

PECAN & WALNUT ONLY FACILITY

NO SHARED LINES

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.”



Berdoll Pecan

PECAN ONLY FACILITY

website check 7/2021

"Berdoll Pecans is a peanut-free facility and has no cross contamination with peanuts or any other nuts within our processing facility. We only do pecans! The few products to stay away from our the Chewy and Creamy Pralines (we are a distributor, but they come to us pre-wrapped), Pecan Brittle (made in another facility and Berdoll's packages), Milk Chocolate Covered Pecan Brittle (the Brittle is made in another facility and Berdoll's covers in chocolate), Dark Chocolate Covered Pecan Brittle (the Brittle is made in another facility and Berdoll's covers in chocolate), and the Rodeo Mix (made in another facility and Berdoll's packages). None of these products are packaged using the same equipment as our pecans."


Products available: pecans, candied pecans, pecan oil, pecan pie


Purley Pecans

PEANUT FREE FACILITY

NO SHARED LINES

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.”


Products available: flavored pecan butters

Sunday Provisions

PECAN ONLY FACILITY

message received 10/2020

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


Products available: flavored pecan butters




HAZELNUTS

Trader Joe’s

HAZELNUT ONLY FACILITY

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

WALNUT ONLY FACILITY

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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.”


Products available: flavored walnuts and walnut butters (they have plain too)

Corky's Nuts

PECAN & WALNUT ONLY FACILITY

NO SHARED LINES

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.”

Products available: walnuts, walnut oil, walnut meal, walnut butter

Derby Walnuts

WALNUT ONLY FACILITY

e-mail received 2/2020

“Just walnuts.”











PISTACHIOS

The Pistachio Factory

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PISTACHIO ONLY FACILITY

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."


Products available: pistachios, pistachio butter, pistachio flour


Wonderful (available at Costco & other stores)

PISTACHIO ONLY FACILITY

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

PISTACHIO ONLY FACILITY

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."






MACADEMIA

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

CASHEW ONLY FACILITY

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

SESAME & COCONUT IN FACILITY

NO SHARED LINES

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.”


Sesame products available: sesame seeds, sesame flour, tahini


Other Allergy Friendly Seeds/Nuts

Please always remember to verify for yourself that the above listed facilities are safe for your purposes and that information provided is up to date.

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