Lofthouse Cookies Announces Nut-Free Production Facility

Lofthouse Cookies, a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), has announced that the brand’s main bakery in Ogden, Utah completed a transition to becoming a nut-free facility on July 1. With nut allergies affecting nearly 2% of the U.S. population 1, the move allows those consumers to enjoy all of Lofthouse Cookies’ well-known frosted sugar cookies.

“Lofthouse Cookies’ transition to a nut-free facility is welcome news for cookie lovers everywhere,” said William Miller, senior brand manager for Lofthouse Cookies. “We know that nut allergies are a constant concern for millions of Americans and we’re glad this move will allow them to choose Lofthouse Cookies with confidence.”

While 90% of Lofthouse Cookies current product offerings are made without nuts, the move to a nut-free facility reduces the potential for inadvertent cross-contact with nut containing products, which is important for those suffering from nut allergies. As part of the transition, Lofthouse Cookies’ nut-based offerings, which include peanut butter cookies and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, will shift to a bakery in South Beloit, Illinois that already produced nut-based products. The transition will not impact the recipes for any current Lofthouse Cookies products.

Consumers can look for a “Manufactured in a Nut Free Facility” statement on Lofthouse Cookies packaging in stores soon. Additional in-store signage will also alert consumers to the transition.

Lofthouse Cookies are America’s top selling frosted sugar cookies and are available at grocery stores and major retailers nationwide. For more information, including locations where you can buy Lofthouse Cookies, visit www.lofthousecookies.com or follow Lofthouse Cookies on Facebook.

ABOUT CONAGRA FOODSConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America's households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates  ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us at  www.conagrafoods.com.

1: FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) statistic via foodallergy.org.

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