We prepare all HomeFree products with great care in our own baking facility. From kitchen design, to staffing, to ingredients, HomeFree treats are made with allergy safety in mind. Our kitchen appliances and other materials are new, ensuring no prior usage with food allergens. Our delivery area is separate from the kitchen, allowing us to wipe down all ingredient deliveries. And our well-trained staff members wear HomeFree clothing and shoes to avoid carrying in allergen traces.
No peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat or dairy, soy (except lecithin), fish, shell fish, or sesame are permitted in our facility for any reason at any time. The only soy in our facility and some of our products is soy lecithin, which is tolerated by most (but not all) people with soy allergies. October 1, 2013, we transitioned our kitchen to being fully gluten free as well. As soon as we use up the last of the stock of already fully wrapped gluten-containing cookies, the facility will be fully gluten free. This will be complete by the end of 2013.
Not only do we keep allergens and gluten out of our own facility, but also we are careful about where our ingredients come from, including requiring allergen and gluten documentation from every ingredient supplier. And we go further. We conduct our own allergen testing for peanut, almond, egg, and milk proteins on our incoming ingredient batches. Additionally, we randomly test our cookies for these allergens and for gluten.
We hope you will be as comfortable eating from our kitchen as you are from your own.