According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), one in 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. The percentage of children with food allergies has increased dramatically in recent years.
A food allergy is an immune system reaction that typically occurs immediately after eating certain proteins found in food. Even the smallest amount of allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as hives, itching, swollen airways, wheezing, abdominals pain and more.
For some, food allergies can be life-threatening and diagnosing can be challenging. While there is no cure for food allergies, one way to prevent a reaction is to avoid food allergens by making changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Bettera Brands supports promoting Allergen Awareness. All of our Gimbal’s products are free of the Major Eight Food Allergens (egg, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat). These allergens are not included in our recipes or processed on our production and packing equipment.
Hardly a week goes by without us receiving phone calls and letters with heartfelt thanks from parents whose children suffer from food allergies. We believe that everyone, including those who suffer from food allergies, should be able to enjoy delicious candy without worry. Gimbal’s is proud to make this small, but important, difference in people’s lives.