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Lofthouse converts Utah bakery to nut-free production

FBR Staff Writer Published 17 July 2014

Lofthouse Cookies, a brand of ConAgra Foods, has recently transformed its main bakery in Ogden, Utah, US, into a nut-free facility.

The move is expected to minimize the potential for accidental cross-contact with nut containing products, for the cookie lovers suffering from nut allergies.

Lofthouse Cookies senior brand manager William Miller said: "We know that nut allergies are a constant concern for millions of Americans and we're glad this move will allow them to choose Lofthouse Cookies with confidence."

The 90% of Lofthouse Cookies current product offerings are made without nuts and the transition will not impact the recipes for any current Lofthouse Cookies products, according to ConAgra Foods.

Lofthouse Cookies' nut-based offerings, including peanut butter cookies and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, will move to a bakery in South Beloit, Illinois, as part of the transition.

ConAgra Foods cites Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) as saying that the nut allergies affect nearly 2% of the U.S. population.