I attended the Winter Fancy Food Show in January 2015 and am highlighting the ingredients and brands that you might use in Asian food recipes. Scroll to the bottom to find all of the posts, plus my write ups from other years. Update: This post was updated with minor edits for readability on August 17, 2023.
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Part 4 of Allergy Friendly Products at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015
My intention is to highlight products which are peanut and tree nut free but there might be details that slip past me, ingredients and manufacturing practices change without notice, and I have no control over the websites linked.
Allergies to the top 9 allergens, peanut, tree nuts, egg, dairy, soy, wheat, shellfish, fish, and sesame account for 90% of all allergic reactions but people can be allergic to any food, including ingredients in foods that are considered allergy friendly. Sesame is now considered a top allergen as of January 1, 2023 and if that’s an allergen you avoid, I highly recommend checking with each manufacturer for updates on even previously sesame-free products. Remember that allergen advisories are voluntary.
Use this resource as a guide to start your own research, I followed up with each manufacturer by phone or email (except where noted) and only included those which seem consumer friendly, responsive, or with some allergy aware wording on their website or packaging. Please take the time to visit the websites of the brands or products that interest you and consult with your medical care team if you have any questions.
Allergy Aware Asian Fare at WFFS15
Divine Marinade – is a new Hong Kong based start up company that makes Korean marinades (with soy and sesame ingredients). As they are starting up, they are renting facilities but bring their own dedicated equipment. None of their products contain peanuts or tree nuts and they might eventually produce a gluten free version of their marinade. Since their products are not available in the US yet but just in City Super stores in Hong Kong, I hope they will be successful. This is one Asian sauce company that cares about the food allergy community based upon the questions they asked me. They were generous and gave me some of their sauces to try and I will let you know what I think.
Koda Farms – top 8 allergen free, GMO free, gluten free rice and rice products. They have the best allergen statement on their website. When I met the owner, I had no questions, just told him I’m a fan and was very impressed that he looks just like his grandfather. 🙂 I regularly buy their 1 pound boxes of sweet rice flour to make Nian Gao and Better For You Butter Mochi.
Gluten Free Meister by Kobayashi Seimen – gluten free Japanese noodles such as ramen made from rice in an allergen free facility according to the representative I met at the show and their website (and Google Translate!). Via email: “Our gluten free noodles are free from peanuts, tree nuts, egg, dairy, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Also our plant is rice dedicated facility.”
Edward & Sons – they sell many different products including some condiments such as hoisin sauce, teriyaki sauce and other ingredients used in Asian cuisine. I don’t know how they taste but they are definitely allergy aware with a very thorough allergen chart on their website.
JFC – among the Asian food distributors that I talked with at the show, I think that JFC has a lot of potential options because their products are widely distributed supermarkets and Asian grocery stores. They don’t have allergen information available online, but one can call or email them for more information. Look for brands such as JFC, Wel Pac, Dynasty, Hime and Hapi.
Miracle Noodles – Miracle Noodles were free of the top 8 allergens, have zero net carbohydrates, zero calories! The noodles are made of the dietary fiber from the konjac plant and they are packaged with water in a plastic pouch. They remind me of the Japanese potato starch noodles found in sukiyaki, a Japanese type of soup or stew. I just noticed that they have a noodle kit that includes peanuts, so definitely reach out to them before buying or eating.
More Nut-Free Products from the Winter Fancy Food Show
- Nut Free Snacks WFFS15
- Gourmet Nut Free Foods WFFS15
- Good Eats, with Allergy Caveats WFFS15
- Allergy Friendly Products at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015 (WFFS15)
- Allergy Aware Asian Fare at WFFS15
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- WFFS17: New Nut Free Food Finds & FSMA
- Nut Free Food Finds at WFFS18
- What’s Nut Free at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019
- Nut Free Wok At Winter Fancy Food Show 2020
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