All About Allergens
We recognize the challenges and needs of our customers who have allergies or sensitivities to nuts, dairy, soy, and other allergens recognized by the Food and Drug Administration. Your safety is our priority, which is why Aunt Millie’s follows all of the Good Manufacturing Practices established by the FDA after an allergen is run on the line. We also always disclose all ingredients in the ingredient statement on our packaging as required by the FDA. Our packaging is the most current and up-to-date source for allergens and ingredient information. For more information on food allergies, visit the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) site.
UPDATE EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023
All of our production facilities currently produce items with sesame. Due to the oil in sesame seeds, it is difficult to ensure a facility is 100% sesame free even after allergen cleans are completed. To be as transparent and safe as possible there is sesame in every formulation. This is the company’s decision effective January 1, 2023 in order to be in compliance with the FASTER Act. The company feels this is the safest option for those with sesame allergies. All ingredient legends and allergen claims have been updated to reflect this change.
Calcium & Vitamin D
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Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, whole grains provide you with the nutrition you need to keep you feeling your best. Whole grains, unlike refined grains, contain all three portions of the grain kernel: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends making at least one-half of dietary grains, whole grains. By eating more whole grains, you increase your fiber consumption, which may lead to reduced blood cholesterol and risk for heart disease, enhanced digestive function, and heightened satiety. Whole grains are also rich in B-vitamins that are critical for metabolic processes, iron for oxygen transport, magnesium for energy utilization, and selenium for enhanced immune function. When shopping for whole grain products, look for the Whole Grains Council stamp on Aunt Millie’s packaging. For more information on the benefits of whole grains, visit the Whole Grains Council’s website.
Below are some allergen FAQs.
What allergens are present in your products?
There are 9 major allergens recognized by the FDA: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans and sesame.
- Sesame is present in all our baked goods.
- Wheat is present in all our baked goods.
- Soy has been removed from all bread, bun, and dinner roll lines.
- Milk is present in some of our dinner rolls and many of our breads. Any item that has the Kosher Pareve symbol will be dairy-free.
- Eggs are present in our Snack Planet donuts line, which is run in a separate facility.
- Tree nuts are not used in our bread, bun or roll facilities. Our Snack Planet donuts line does contain tree nuts (coconut) and is run in a separate facility.
- Crustaceans, fish, peanuts or any of their by-products are not present in any of our facilities and products.
How do I determine if an allergen is present in a product?
First, always check our packaging. Our packaging is the most current and up-to-date source for allergen information. To be more transparent with our allergens, we have created this system of production codes, shown below. Look at the production code on the front of the packaging. The first letter of the production code indicates at which bakery the product was baked.
|J||Jackson||Bread||Wheat, Dairy, Sesame|
|S||Sidney||Buns||Wheat, Dairy, Sesame|
The safety of our facilities—to protect our workers and for the health of the products we proudly distribute throughout the Midwest—is always top-of-mind at Aunt Millie’s. We adhere to strict guidelines to keep our bakeries and bread lines running smoothly and cleanly.
Aunt Millie’s Food Safety program is designed to deliver high-quality, safe bread products. We are a member of the American Institute of Baking (AIB) and are now certified as part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
All our bakeries have undergone the most stringent BRC Certification requirements (and continue to rank with the top bakeries in the country). Our Quality and Food Safety Programs are all in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the American Institute of Baking (AIB) Food Standard for Food Safety, Issue 6 of the BRC Standard, as well as all Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, state, and local food safety standards.
Aunt Millie’s is committed to delivering safe, quality products to all of our customers. Here is a link to all the awards and certifications each one of our bakeries has received: