More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. At FRÍO Gelato, we believe our product should be for everyone, so we make the best quality allergy-friendly products we can. While any food can cause an adverse reaction, there are 8 top food types identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) that account for about 90% of all reactions and are the ingredients most frequently asked about by our customers. FRÍO Gelato purchases gluten-free and nut-free products and does not include any non-FALCPA regulated allergens such as sesame and mustard. We also employe procedures in the kitchen and retail stores to limit cross-contamination, but, we are not certified as an allergen-free company.
OUR ALLERGY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN
AT FRÍO GELATO
OUR KITCHEN AND RETAIL STORE PROCEDURES
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
The machines are sanitized before and after each run-through with bleach and other special "milkstone remover" by Stera Sheen, which is required by the State of IL health code to get rid of any dairy or egg residue. While this procedure is for bacterial issues, it also serves the purposes for cleaning allergens. Additionally, milk-based gelato is made separately from the water-based sorbet - not in the same run-through and no waffle bowls or cones are made at the production kitchen.
Employees are trained and required to use hand sanitizer before serving any gelato/sorbet with every new customer, and after handling money! Each gelato / sorbet tray has its own serving spatula so there is minimal cross-contamination there. Dairy-based gelato is kept in a separate freezer from dairy-free sorbet. In addition, we comply with the State of IL Health Department sanitation requirements.