Libre Naturals

Libre Naturals makes handcrafted granola and oatmeal products that provide healthy, easy eating options for people with the most common food allergies.

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It’s no coincidence that “libre” means “free” in both French and Spanish —Libre Naturals specialize in products manufactured in a dedicated facility that is free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, sesame, fish, shellfish, mustard, preservatives, colours, artificial flavours and GMOs. However, their products taste so great that many of their customers do not have any special dietary needs.

The company offers a range of products free of these allergens, including: delicious granola bars in flavours such as chocolate chip, apple cinnamon and double chocolate chip; transportable oatmeal cups in flavours such as apples and cinnamon, blueberries and cranberries, as well as pumpkin seeds, raisins and spices; bagged granola in flavours including vanilla cinnamon and blueberry; and bulk products such as bulk oatmeal, bulk granola and Bblk seeds.

Their facility is certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, Kosher Check, and has Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II Food Safety Certification. Product safety is ensured with a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system.

Libre Naturals was originally founded as Nonuttin’ Foods in 2002 in Duncan, by Alana Elliott, who was motivated by her family’s six life-threatening food allergies. Unable to find healthy, delicious, allergy-friendly snacks on the market, she began manufacturing her own to help families just like hers. The company focuses on sustainability by sourcing locally first, purchasing packaging made from recyclable materials, and incorporating green initiatives into their facility such as installing an on-demand water heater and motion sensor lights that reduce energy consumption.