Any recipe begins with ingredients. Sounds simple enough. But when you’re baking for people with food sensitivities and life-threatening allergies, it’s quite a different story.
At Benjamin’s Bites our priority is safety. We only order from suppliers who provide detailed allergen statements. We carefully review all statements and certificates of analysis. Only when we are confident with a company’s manufacturing practices do we make a decision to place an order.
All of Benjamin’s Bites products are made with ingredients that do not contain any GMO’s.
Take a look in our pantry. We use cane sugar (vegan) unsulphured molasses, gluten-free flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pure vanilla extract, xanthan gum, organic chocolate chips, sunbutter ®, palm shortening (certified sustainable) or vegan spread (depending on availability) flax, chia, pure cocoa powder and canola oil (certified non-GMO)
Safety and procedures-
We carefully choose our raw ingredients, avoiding Gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, egg and mustard. We review all allergen spec. sheets from suppliers in our continuing effort to avoid cross contamination.
*Please note- as of April 1, 2019, preparation and manufacturing of our products is done with care in an environment which does handle gluten. We follow the guidelines set by VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority) and the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency.)
All of Benjamin’s Bites products are vegan. We do not use any animal or animal by-products in any of our treats.
We keep in touch with our local Celiac chapter. Review a variety of new gluten-free products and places to enjoy gluten-free eating. Please visit theceliacscene.com
We’re learning too! If you are newly diagnosed, moving to gluten-free foods or just interested in what gluten-free is all about, please visit www.celiac.ca
We found the Canadian Food Inspection Association (Health Canada) to be very informative for allergy information as well as what is required as a food manufacturer. They can be found at www.inspection.gc.ca