We manufacture peanuts, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and soy products here at OANB. We have dedicated equipment, and areas to segregate these commodities as much as possible, but there is still a possibility of cross-contamination. Therefore, we suggest that it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to allergens. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks for your interest in our products and, most of all, for your business!
All of our products are certified gluten free by Celiac Sprue.
Aflatoxin is a chemical created by mold. Some molds are beneficial; such as penicillin. Some molds make food have a wonderful taste such as cheese; and some molds can be dangerous i.e. the aflatoxin mold. Cooking does not destroy aflatoxin. Aflatoxin can occur in peanuts, nuts, dried fruit, corn, and other grains. Only peanuts are tested multiple times by the USDA. Samples are drawn and tested by the USDA at harvest and again after shelling. Peanuts and peanut butter are perhaps the safest of foods to consume if you are concerned about aflatoxin. We make sure that all of our peanuts are tested for aflatoxin before we purchase them. But we don’t just rely on that data alone; we also test our peanut butter for aflatoxin after it is produced. Our almonds and cashews are also tested twice for aflatoxin.
In addition, our products are thoroughly sampled and tested for pathogens by certified third party labs.