Frequently asked questions
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FreeYumm is a mom-owned business focused on providing healthy and whole food snacks that are free from the top 9 allergens. All of our foods are made with quality ingredients that focus on inclusive eating for healthy families on-the-go!
So many people are loving FreeYumm snacks because they are:
- Gluten-free + Non-GMO
- Perfect for on-the-go snacking
- Easy to digest for those with food sensitivities and/or intolerances
- Great for health conscious individuals, or the whole family
Where are FreeYumm foods produced?
All FreeYumm snacks are made in our dedicated bakery in Vancouver, Canada.
Why is a dedicated facility so important?
Most food manufacturers either share their facility in order to reduce costs, or they simply hire another facility to make the food for them. We built our own facility, so we know it is clean as a whistle – and we keep it that way. We aren’t “hoping” that things will be ok and our co-packer cleans the equipment properly. We built it clean and we keep it clean. There is no point leaving peanuts out of the ingredients list if, in the end, the product “May Contain Peanuts”. A dedicated facility means this: no allergens in = no allergens out.
What are the top allergens?
The US has identified a list of the 8 top allergens, and most countries use this core list of allergens, which account for more than 90% of food allergens. Many countries will also add other allergens to the list, adapting their allergen control according to local concerns. For instance, Canada has developed a list of the top 10 allergens.
Canada’s Priority Allergens
- Seafood (Fish, Crustaceans and Shellfish)
- Tree Nuts
The United States’ Priority Allergens
- Crustacean shellfish
- Tree Nuts
What does school friendly mean?
Why are FreeYumm cookies and bars individually wrapped?
At FreeYumm, we make snacks that are free of the top 9 allergens. Our bars and even our cookies have been individually wrapped to ensure there is no cross-contamination- to protect those with severe food allergies.
Is FreeYumm packaging recyclable?
Our boxes can be recycled through your community’s recycling program. Our wrappers aren’t recyclable yet, but it is FreeYumm’s ongoing mission to find environmentally friendly packaging, and as soon as we source a viable option, we will be sure to move forward with it.
What are Purity Protocol Oats?
Oats are naturally gluten free however they can be contaminated by wheat, rye or barley during farming, processing and storage. Purity Protocol is a farm-to-plate method of ensuring that oats are gluten-free and have met requirements for seed stock purity as well as criteria for harvesting, transport, storage, processing and manufacturing.
Are FreeYumm products gluten-free?
Yes! FreeYumm foods are gluten free. Our standard exceeds the Purity Protocol standard, and we maintain this standard with strict practices and testing.
Is gluten an allergen?
What is the difference between a Food Sensitivity, a Food Intolerance and Food Allergy?
Food Sensitivity – A food sensitivity is an adverse reaction to a food that other people can safely eat, and includes food allergies, food intolerances, and chemical sensitivities.
Food Intolerance – A food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in a food irritates a person’s digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest or breakdown the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance. Eczema, stomach and intestinal troubles, headaches and even behavioural issues are just a few of the symptoms people demonstrate when suffering from a food intolerance.
Food Allergy – A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food, usually a protein, as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Food allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling an “invading” food. The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, soy products, and wheat.
I think I might have a food allergy; how can I tell?
Are your ingredients Non-GMO and organic?
Are FreeYumm products Kosher Certified?
Yes! FreeYumm foods are Kosher certified.