Healthy Facts

Allergens

At Maxi, we know that having a family member suffering from food allergies can be very stressful. That is why we have worked very hard over the last years to completely eliminate the use and the storage of many allergens in our facility plant.

What is there to know?

Maxi products contain wheat, soy and gluten ingredients, but do not contain milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, pecans), mustard, fish and seafood based ingredients. These allergens are not used or stored in our facility plant.

 

Maxi Allergens Control Procedures

In order to provide safe products to our customers, laboratory allergens detection tests are conducted on finished product samples on a regular basis. Maxi's employees participate in this control program by following extreme strict procedures in the facility plant to avoid any cross contamination. We also ask our suppliers to verify the absence of allergens in their ingredients. As there is unfortunately no such thing as zero risk, all these safety procedures have been established to ensure that our products do not present any risk for our allergic consumers.

Should you have any questions or doubts about a specific ingredient appearing on our packaging or in an ingredient list, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 363-3621 #236 or at info@maxi.com. One of our representatives will be pleased to answer any questions you may have

Safety at home

Maxi is taking every possible precaution to avoid cross contamination in its facility plant. Here are a few safety tips to help you make sure our product remains safe to eat at home before serving:

  • Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and often when you’re cooking and preparing food.
  • Store the product separate from other food and keep condiments in squeezable bottles.
  • Be on the lookout for possible cross contamination.
  • Thoroughly clean appliances, utensils and work surfaces.
  • Cooking products with allergens at the end to prevent contamination.
  • Cooking oils must be separated.

Calcium

The Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. 99% is located in your bones and teeth; the rest is in your muscles, tissues and body fluids.

Calcium Number one function: builds strong bones and teeth. It also helps prevent osteoporosis (softening of the bone).

Omega-3

At Maxi, our products are fully cooked and fried in heart healthy canola oil containing a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and low source of saturated fats.

Flaxmeal, which is grounded flax seeds, is another ingredient used in our products that contains the richest plant source of heart healthy omega-3. Flax seeds must be grounded to be sure to benefit of all its nutritional components.

Other great health benefits found:

  • Lignans, which have antioxidant properties
  • They are gluten-free
  • Contain a good source of fiber

Whole grain

Making whole grains a part of your diet make sense. They are an important source of fiber and other nutrients. Diets rich in fiber help maintain good digestive health and have many more health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and helping with weight management.

It is recommended to consume food providing between 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day. Try making half your daily grains servings whole grains.

Sources: Whole Grains Council

Trans fat

We are proud to make products without trans fat. Trans fat is very "unhealthy fat", that can increase your risk of developing heart disease.

Trans fat is created through a process called "hydrogenation", which transforms liquid oils into a solid state, such as margarine or shortening. Words like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or shortening are trans fats. Try to avoid these products and your heart will thank you!

Iron

Iron is an important mineral found in small quantities in foods. Iron is necessary to help our body grow, develop and stay healthy. Our Yummy Dino Buddies® provides 15% of your child´s daily value needs in iron.