Sunday, 25 September 2011

Nestle

Nestle has a great labelling policy - add it to your list of "just read the label" companies! Hrm...perhaps I should make a "just read the label" tag for my posts...Here is what Nestle has to say about gluten labelling:
Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestlé® regarding our labeling policy when it comes to gluten. We welcome questions and comments from loyal consumers such as yourself and appreciate this opportunity to assist you.

In regards to your inquiry labeling regulations require that all ingredients added to products be listed in the ingredient statement. We’d like you to know that for the eight major allergens including gluten, Nestlé ensures that they are labeled, regardless of the amount or whether a supplier may have added it to their ingredient. It is the responsibility of Nestlé to ensure that these ingredients are properly labeled by their common or usual name in the ingredient statement.

We want to help our consumers avoid inadvertent ingestion of their specific allergens of concern by accurately informing them about the product ingredients and by following Good Manufacturing Practices in our factories. All factories using a critical allergen as an ingredient must take all reasonable precautions to avoid cross-contact of products that do not normally contain these allergens and products that do not carry a specific mention in the ingredient statement. These precautionary measures include efficient cleaning of production lines and equipment and strict separation of materials that may contain critical allergens. If an allergen does not appear on the ingredient statement, then it has not been added to the product and the likelihood of cross-contact potential is so extremely low that the risk is insignificant. If there would be any ingredient containing gluten our labels would mark it on the label. As well if there were any possibility for cross contact this would also be marked on the label.

We would like you to know that along with this email we are enclosing our most recent copy of products that are gluten free. We hope this information is helpful.

We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions.

And here are many of the products they produce:

Aero
After Eight
Big Turk
Butterfinger
Carnation Breakfast Essentials
Carnation Hot Chocolate
Coffee Crisp
Coffee-Mate
Crunch
Del Monte
Dibs
Drumstick
Goodhost
Haagen-Dazs
Kit Kat
Lean Cuisine
Mackintosh's Mack Toffee
Maggi
Milo
Mirage
Nescafe
Nesquik
Nestea
Nestle Baby
Nestle Crunch
Nestle Waters
Noir
Parlour
Pastaria
Powerbar
Purina
Quality Street
Read Dairy
Rolo
Singles
Saute Sensations
Skinny Cow
Smarties
Stouffer's Bistro
Stouffer's
Turtles

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