A Note to Allergy Parents

By Cassandra Food + Recipes

Stage 4 Organic Baby Food Blends

Our Rasp-pear-y Vanilla Fairy and Blueberry Rosemary Pear-fection Stage 4 (12+ month) Tot blends currently contain farm fresh proteins like almonds and cashews which are listed in the ingredient panel on the back.

While completely safe for children without nut allergies, many consumers have expressed concern about these allergens in our toddler products. Because our consumers’ trust is the most important thing to us, we will be removing these products from the shelf and will be reformulating without tree nuts.

A sincere thank you to all our consumers who have raised this concern. We truly value your feedback and are excited to share our tree nut-free reformulated blends in a few months.

With Gratitude,

The Once Upon a Farm Team

8 responses to "A Note to Allergy Parents"

  1. James says:

    Please, please tell me that you aren’t going to use milk (dairy) or eggs as the replacement. Our kids are severely allergic.

    You could try using non dairy milk or additions such as one made from oats, brown rice rice, or peas. Or just keep the same recipe you already make- just without the nuts.

    1. says:

      Hi there! We do not plan on using dairy or eggs in the new formula. Thank you for your feedback!

  2. Cristel VanLeer says:

    Thank You for rectifying this problem!!!
    I am an adult and have suffered from a nut allergy my Whole life. I was Absolutely Shocked to see a nut ingredient in a simple fruit purée product. The lack of warning label Scared me to death just imagining the babies and children with nut allergies eating this problem and dying.
    I have a reaction of anaphylactic shock and your lack of warning of nut contents could have caused my death!
    Thank goodness my mother taught me to read the ingredients of EVERYTHING I eat.
    Otherwise, I honestly would be dead due to your lack of forethought in having ANY warning labels AT ALL.
    Thank you for rectifying this issue in an Extremely Educational and efficient manner.
    I love fruit smoothies and I look forward to enjoying your Nut Free products!

    1. says:

      Thank you so much for your comment and we totally hear you. We do list all ingredients (including specific allergens) on the back of every pouch, however we have received a lot of feedback that parents do not want these allergens in their kids’ products so we have decided to reformulate these blends without nuts. Also, since you mentioned you like smoothies, please note that almond protein is an ingredient in our smoothie line and is listed on the back of the pouch. Thanks again for your feedback—we would love to send you some coupons so that you can try some of our other nut-free items!

  3. Sabrina says:

    Love all your products! Sad to see these go. 🙁

    1. says:

      Thank you! They’ll be back soon with the same great taste, just reformulated without nuts 🙂

  4. Amanda says:

    I would have preferred a solution whereby the package was more obviously marked as to containing nuts. My son refuses to eat meat, and we relied on these for protein. Also, for those who don’t have allergies, exposure to nuts is a good thing.

    1. says:

      Thank you for your feedback. We want to be as inclusive as possible for all of our little fans. Because of that and feedback from concerned parents, we decided to reformulate these blends. In addition to continued call outs on our packaging, rest assured that we’ll continue to introduce protein rich ingredients!

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