SOURCE: The SoyNut Butter Company
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - The SoyNut Butter Company, a manufacturer of peanut and tree nut-free food products, has announced that its peanut butter substitute, I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter, is now served to more than two million children a month in educational institutions, daycare facilities and Head Start programs across the country.
Made with roasted soybeans, I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter mimics the taste and texture of peanut butter while containing 25 percent less fat than peanut butter and up to 50 percent less saturated fat. And like all of the SoyNut Butter Company's products, I.M Healthy SoyNut Butter meets the specific needs of individuals and institutions concerned with food allergies as the spread is peanut, tree nut, gluten, egg and dairy free.
"We take great measures to ensure the quality and safety of our products including the testing of each batch of SoyNut Butter for salmonella and other contaminants," said Wilhelmus (Wim) Heusdens, PhD, vice president of research, development and quality for The SoyNut Butter Company. "We process multiple batches of SoyNut Butter daily with each batch tested for salmonella bacteria. We've never had an issue."
"Providing an all-natural, nutritious product that parents, educators and caregivers of children can trust and rely on is at the core of our business," said Stephen Grubb, president of The SoyNut Butter Company, based in Glenview, IL. "Of course, taste is paramount when serving children. Our SoyNut Butter delivers the taste and consistency that kids demand, as well as providing more protein than peanut butter. And SoyNut Butter can be served in peanut-free zones as there are no peanuts or tree nuts in the product or anywhere in our manufacturing facility."
According to Grubb, I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter is offered year round in a variety of institutions serving children including schools, park districts, camps and daycare facilities. SoyNut Butter is also served at 1600 KinderCare Learning Centers throughout the U.S.
The company, established in 1996, has seen a recent surge in sales as business increased 12 percent in 2011 and 18 percent year-to-date. For more information about The SoyNut Butter Company and the I.M. Healthy brand of products, visit www.soynutbutter.com.
About The SoyNut Butter Company
The SoyNut Butter Company addresses the specific needs of individuals and institutions concerned with food allergies. All SoyNut Butter and corn crumb products are peanut, tree nut, gluten, egg and dairy free. The company's granola product is peanut and tree nut free. As the leading peanut butter substitute, the I.M. Healthy brand features four SoyNut Butter spreads: original, honey, unsweetened and chocolate. Products are available in leading supermarket chains, in more than 1400 specialty natural nutrition and health food stores across the U.S and at online retailers. The SoyNut Butter Company is privately owned and based in Glenview, IL. All products are made in the U.S.A. and certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.soynutbutter.com.