May is Food Allergy Action Month! This is a great time for us to learn more about food allergies, and how to keep our loved ones with allergies safe! For 2% of adults, and 4-8% of children, food allergies are a constant struggle. At Nutracelle, we are committed to being transparent about our ingredients, and creating products that are safe for everyone!
Fast facts about food allergies:
A food allergy can attack the immune system and symptoms can be life threatening. An allergy is different from intolerance in which a food intolerance starts with the inability to digest certain foods. For example, someone may not have enough of the enzyme lactase to break down the sugars in dairy products. Intolerances are usually not life threatening. Unfortunately, there is no cure for food allergies. In most cases, the only thing an individual can do is avoid consuming the allergenic food. In addition, if an individual only has a small trace of an allergenic food, it can still trigger horrible symptoms.
Our allergen policy:
As a result of the increasing number of consumers that have food‐based allergies, Nutracelle has declared that our manufacturing facility is Peanut‐Free and Tree Nut-Free.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognize that the most adverse reactions are caused by the following foods and their derivatives: peanuts, tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts), sesame seeds, milk, eggs, fish, and crustaceans (crab, crayfish, lobster and shrimp) and shellfish (clams, mussels, oysters, scallops), soy, and wheat. Nutracelle believestransparency is important. This is why we share detailed information about our allergen policy, including our natural flavourings! Read our entire allergen awareness policyhere!
Why allergens are important to Nutracelle:
When Melanie’s son, Raine, was just under a year old, he grabbed a handful of his older sister's cereal. The few seconds it took his tiny hands to shove that cereal in his mouth changed her family’s lives forever. She will never forget running into the hospital carrying his limp body screaming that he wasn’t breathing. This is why Mealanie created Nutracelle. She doesn't want any parent to ever have to experience what she did. Everyone deserves safe, nutritious food. We take pride in our products being manufactured in a 100% peanut and tree-nut free facility.
Intolerances matter too!
Although usually not life threatening, we know there are a lot of people who struggle with lactose intolerance and are sensitive to dairy products. That’s why we createdNutraVegan! We took our time with this one because we simply wanted to make the best plant-based protein powder out there! Nutravegan is creamy, filling, yummy, and perfect for any recipe! Feel full, healthy, and get your daily protein intake without dealing with the consequences of dairy!
Check out our latest collaboration withLiving Allergic Magazine to support-allergy friendly nutrition! Everyone deserves to live a life full of health, and yummy food. At Nutracelle, we want to make that as easy and enjoyable as possible! Stay connected with us onFacebook,Instagram, andTwitter to stay up to date on new allergy news!