Spangler Candy Allergen Information
Spangler Candy products are free of the top common allergens. Find details by product type and information on re-bagged items.
See individual Dum Dums ingredients and colors by flavor.
Since 1906, Spangler Candy Company has been dedicated to making quality products, including favorites
like Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops and Circus Peanuts. We're also focused on the safety of our products.
This is especially important given the rise in recent years of food allergies, food intolerances and
cases of celiac disease.
We make every effort to ensure that our products are free of the most common allergens. So whether you, or someone in your life, is on a gluten-free diet or has an allergy to wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish or shellfish, you can feel confident that Spangler products packaged in our facility are safe.
Peace of mind is so important when it comes to food allergies. Please see the paragraph on re-bagged items below.
If you have questions about our ingredients, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact our Quality Assurance department. Check the Spangler FAQs page first. An icon in the square below denotes that particular product is free from the allergen listed.
Purchase Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Candy Canes, and Circus Peanuts free of the top common allergens online. Download our Allergen Brochure.
*A note about soy.
Our products, except Circus Peanuts, may contain trace amounts of soy oil, a processing aid in making candy. The soy oil has been refined, bleached and deodorized, a process that removes the protein that can cause an allergic reaction. Because individual sensitivities vary, however, we have chosen to list the soy oil.
In today’s candy market it is a regular practice for retailers to have their own store’s private label bag. In most of these situations, we do not pack these items ourselves but the retailer or a customer of ours purchases and repackages our items.
The allergen free claim may be different as these companies often package other items that may contain peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, or soy in their facilities. Trace elements of these allergens could come into contact with our items.
To be confident that you are getting an allergen-free Spangler candy item, check the back of the item you are purchasing for the allergen statement. Spangler Candy bags manufactured and packaged in our facility will have the following identifiers:
(1) Graphics of bag as shown on the Spangler Candy company website at www.spanglercandy.com.
(2) Current Spangler allergen statement: "This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment."
(3) Address line on the back of the bag: Manufactured by Spangler Candy Company, Bryan, Ohio, 43506 USA.
(4) UPC code begins with “0 30800”. This is the code for our manufacturing facility.
Families with allergic children take great care to determine the origin of the food their children consume to protect against an allergic reaction. Families should ask the origin of any candy or food product that is in an open bowl or container to ensure what their children consume is free of allergens.
If you have questions, please contact our Quality Assurance department at email@example.com or toll-free 888-636-4221.
5 ways we make sure our products are allergen free.
Our manufacturing facilities are 100% free of gluten (from wheat, barley and rye), dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish and shellfish.
All Spangler Candy products are made on dedicated manufacturing equipment.
We thoroughly clean every manufacturing line, every day.
We notify all of our suppliers about our allergen standards. We also request an annual allergen report from each supplier to verify that the ingredients they provide are allergy free.
At least twice a year, all of our products are tested for allergens by an independent food lab.
Did you know? Facts about food allergies and intolerances in the United States.
- About 3 million children have a food or digestive allergy.1
- About 4% of adults have a food allergy.2
- 30-50 million people are lactose intolerant.3
- Over 3 million have celiac disease, an intolerance to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye.4
- More than 3 million are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, or both.5
- Over 900,000 have milk allergies.6
- Over 2 million have autism.7
- From 1997 to 2007 the number of children with food allergies rose by 18%.8
(1) National Center for Health Statistics, 2008 Brief, (2) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2007, (3) Consumer Health Interactive Report, 2008 (4) Celiac.com, 2007, & National Institutes of Health (5) Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 2003 (6) Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), (7) Autism Speaks (8) American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 2008.