Approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population has a peanut allergy, and less than 21 percent of those who have a peanut allergy will outgrow it. This creates severe and even life-threatening situations for these people.
In May of 2018, Bake’n Joy Foods became one of the latest companies to remove peanuts completely from its main manufacturing facility. The provider of baking solutions such as predeposited frozen muffins, cookies and loaf cakes, scoop and bake batters, mixes and bases, and more has made the complete transition at its Massachusetts facility.
“With growing awareness around food allergies and anaphylaxis, as well as customer demand for peanut free products, moving to a peanut-free facility makes good business sense. The transition allows us to safely serve a greater number of customers, and optimistically, many additional consumers.” says George Fregone, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Bake’n Joy Foods.
The company will continue to provide two Peanut Butter Cookies as part of its product portfolio, but they will be made at a separate facility.