Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference(s) between the Puffworks baby Puffs and your other Puffs?
We designed our Puffworks baby product to be a softer, more dissolvable puff with lower amounts of sodium (20mg/serving). Our other puffs (which come in 3.5 oz and 1.2 oz/single-serve bag options) are crunchier and contain more sodium per serving. As your infant grows and becomes more accustomed to eating solids, our crunchier Puffs are a good transition food to continue exposing him/her to peanuts, while also being a healthy plant-based snack. The crunchier puffs also come in more flavors (Dark Chocolate, Honey, Strawberry PB&J).
When should I introduce my baby to Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs?
For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age is now recommended. We formulated our Puffworks baby Puffs to dissolve more easily and contain less sodium to help with early introduction.
How often should I feed my baby the Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs to help prevent a peanut allergy?
Based on The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy Study (LEAP), children were fed 3g of peanut protein a week for 5 years. For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age.* If your baby isn’t allergic, regular exposure is key to allergy prevention. The guidelines recommend that infants—and particularly those at the greatest risk of allergies—eat about 2 grams of peanut protein 3 times a week** (or 3 bags of Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs per week!).
A report from the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform says that commercial baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Do Puffworks products contain heavy metals?
We carefully select our ingredients from trusted suppliers who are USDA Certified Organic, avoiding ingredients known to be high in heavy metals like rice, soy, and fruit juice. The ingredients we use and the products we make are tested at an independent lab in accordance with Federal and State regulations. The analysis includes heavy metals (arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury). Our products are below regulatory limits and we are committed to exceeding regulatory standards.
When should I introduce my baby to Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs?
If your infant/baby is not allergic to peanut, it is ok to move on to and introduce our Organic Almond Butter Puffs! It is important to note that our Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs also contain a small amount of organic peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts) and since peanut is one of the three (along with egg and milk) most common allergens it is important to rule out a possible reaction to peanut before moving on to tree nut (almond).
Do all Puffworks products contain peanut(s)?
Yes. We process all Puffworks products on the same manufacturing line, so to be safe we include Organic Peanut Butter (organic dry roasted peanuts) in all products, including a small amount in the Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs.
Your bags say 'processed in a facility with tree nuts, milk and soy' what does this mean?
Our products are produced on equipment that processes products containing:
A validated sanitation is performed during allergen changeovers. Below is also a list of allergens that may be present in our manufacturing facility:
Where do you currently ship?
We currently only ship within the U.S. We are always looking into options to expand this to Canada and beyond but currently do not have the capabilities.
Less than 24 pieces in your bag of Puffworks baby Organic Peanut or Almond Butter Puffs?
Since our product is batch made, there will be slight variation in the size of the puffs. Do not worry - our bags are filled based on net weight, so even though the number of puffs may differ, you will always get the right amount of product (net weight).
Can you tell me more about early peanut introduction?
For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age. FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study (LEAP). If your infant has severe eczema and/or egg allergy, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.
What evidence suggest early introduction can minimize the risk of peanut allergies?
Under the new recommendations, published simultaneously in six journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, all infants who don’t already test positive for a peanut allergy are encouraged to eat peanut-enriched foods soon after they’ve tried a few other solid foods. The guidelines are the first to offer specific recommendations for allergy prevention based on a child’s risk for peanut allergy:
- Infants at high risk for peanut allergy—based on severe eczema and/or egg allergy—are suggested to begin consuming peanut-enriched foods between 4 to 6 months of age, but only after parents check with their health care providers. Infants already showing signs of peanut sensitivity in blood and/or skin-prick tests should try peanuts for the first time under the supervision of their doctor or allergist. In some cases, test results indicating a strong reaction to peanut protein might lead a specialist to recommend that a particular child avoid peanuts.
- Infants with mild to moderate eczema should incorporate peanut-containing foods into their diets by about 6 months of age. It is generally OK for them to have those first bites of peanut at home and without prior testing.
- Infants without eczema or any other food allergy are not likely to develop an allergy to peanuts. To be on the safe side, it is still a good idea for them to start eating peanuts from an early age.
For more information, please visit the below links:
- The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study
- New guidelines detail use of ‘infant-safe’ peanut to prevent allergy
- Prevent Peanut Allergies (National Peanut Board)
Can I use your product(s) to diagnose a peanut, almond/tree nut allergy?
No. Our products are not intended to diagnose or treat any known allergy.
How common are almond/tree nut allergies?
Tree nut allergy is one of the eight most common food allergies, affecting roughly 0.5 to 1% of the U.S. population. Tree nuts grow on trees, whereas peanuts grow underground and are considered legumes. Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.
If my infant is allergic to peanut, will he/she also be allergic to almond/tree nuts?
Although 30% of peanut-allergic individuals are also allergic to tree nuts, having a tree nut allergy does not necessarily mean an individual is allergic to peanuts. Learn more here or consult with your child’s pediatrician if you have concerns.
Can I just use the Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs to introduce both allergens at once?
Most pediatricians and registered pediatric dietitians or infant feeding specialists recommend waiting at least 3 days to one week between introducing common allergens - and do to them separately. This is to ensure that if there is a possible allergic reaction, that you would be able to pinpoint the food trigger more easily. It is important to note that we are not doctors or medical advisors, so if you have questions or are hesitant about when to introduce your baby to foods like ours with common allergens, we recommend consulting with your child’s pediatrician.
Can I use Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs or Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs if my child has already been diagnosed with a peanut, almond and/or another tree nut allergy?
No. Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs and Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs or are not a treatment for infants or individuals with a known peanut or almond/tree nut allergy. We recommend consulting your child’s pediatrician or allergist if you have any concerns about whether to introduce your baby to peanut (and/or almond/tree nuts).
What should I do if I suspect my infant is having a reaction to peanut and/or tree nut (almond)?
If you suspect your infant is having a reaction to peanut or almond/tree nut(s) from our puffs, stop feeding immediately and contact your pediatrician. If the reaction appears to be life-threatening (e.g. Anaphylaxis) call 911 immediately and let them know your child is having a severe allergic reaction.
Can I use Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs or Puffworks baby Organic Almond and Peanut Butter Puffs if I think my infant may have a peanut allergy and/or tree nut (almond) allergy?
No. This product is intended for infants who have never had peanut and/or almond before. If you suspect your infant has a peanut, almond/tree nut allergy and/or wish to diagnose a peanut, almond/tree nut allergy, speak to your pediatrician or an allergy specialist.
What ingredients do you use in your Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs?
Simple is our promise. Our organic peanut butter puffs contain over 50% peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts), and we never add oil or peanut flour. Our puff is made of both organic degermed yellow corn meal and organic whole grain corn meal. We add a dash of sea salt to our products and our Honey, Strawberry PB&J and Dark Chocolate products contain added sugar (3-4 grams/serving).
Our Original Organic Peanut Butter Puffs do not contain any added sugar. You can find the Nutrition Facts statements for each product on our product pages (second or third images):
What ingredients do you use in your Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs?
Our Puffworks baby Organic Almond Butter Puffs contain over 50% Organic Almond Butter (organic dry roasted almonds), Organic Corn Meal (Whole Grain and Degermed), Organic peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts) and a dash of sea salt (15mg/serving).
You can find the Nutrition Facts Panel on the product page here:
Are your products organic?
Yes – USDA-Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
Are your products Gluten-Free?
Yes – Certified Gluten-Free
Are your products Kosher?
Yes – OU Kosher Certified
Are your products vegan?
All Puffworks products are vegan except for our Organic Honey Peanut Butter Puffs.
What retailers currently sell your products?
We have select-distribution across the U.S. at natural/specialty retailers in the east along with Whole Foods (NE) and have recently gone into 5 Kroger divisions with our original and Strawberry PB&J products (Ralphs, Mariano’s, Kings Sooper, Fred Meyer and QFC). Market of Choice. You can check out some of the banners who carry our product on our “Find Us” page. We also sell our products off our website (FREE standard shipping) or you can find us on Amazon.