What precautions do you take to ensure your products are safe for people with nut allergies?
We strive to maintain a completely nut free bakery, safe for our customers with peanut and tree nut allergies. In so doing, we take the following precautions:
- Buying only products that do not contain peanuts or tree nuts in the ingredient list. If any product has a nut free ingredient list but has a specification sheet or a label that says “may contain nuts” or “may contain traces of nuts” or “made in a facility that processes nuts”, we confirm with the supplier that this wording is to warn of the possibility of cross-contamination in the manufacturing plant but that nuts are not used in the production of the product we buy. Further, we work with our suppliers to ensure that the possibility of cross-contamination both at the manufacturing and the supply stages is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
- Only accepting completely sealed ingredients (no opened bags, boxes or cartons) from our suppliers to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination between our ingredients and nut products prior to arriving at PGB.
- Requiring all team members to wear uniforms and shoes that are used only at PGB and are kept separate and apart in a nut-free laundry bag from their regular clothing and street footwear.
- Forbidding to the extent possible the bringing into the premises, both in our kitchens and in the retail areas, any type of nut product for personal consumption.
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