Zoye® Allergen Statement
Refined, bleached and deodorized soybean oils produced at Zeeland Food Services, Inc. do not contain major food allergens.
Crude oil from various oilseeds may contain trace amounts of Amino Acids (Protein); however after the refining, bleaching and deodorizing process no detectable protein remains.
Refined, bleached and deodorized soybean oils have been subjected to clinical trials where allergic individuals were fed these oils and experienced no allergic reactions. The studies indicate that allergenic individuals react to protein fractions of oilseeds rather than refined oils and that no allergenic reactions are likely when consuming fully refined, bleached and deodorized soybean oils.
Zeeland Food Services, Inc. soybean oil refinery is a dedicated process and has no cross contamination concerns with other major food allergens.
Zoye® But-R-Lite, Liquid Margarine and Pan & Grill formulations have soy lecithin added so these products do contain the soy allergen.
Jennifer Gritters, Food/Feed Quality Manager – ZFS, Inc.