Questions & Facts About Atkins Products
Q: Do Atkins Shakes need to be refrigerated?
Atkins shakes are packaged in Tetra Pak’s that allows even the most sensitive products (like our milk based shakes) to stay fresh up to 12 months without refrigeration. The cap on the Tetra Pak cuts through a foil seal when opened; therefore the shake is completely sealed until you are ready to consume it.
Q: Do Atkins Bars contain any allergens?
Atkins bars contain known allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, soy, wheat and milk.) Bars that do not contain a specific allergen are produced in facilities where these products are used, therefore cross contamination can occur. We follow all FDA guidelines for notification of allergens.
Atkins labels their food products that contain ingredients that are major food allergens, with a “CONTAINS” statement per FDA regulations as follows:
“Place the word “Contains,” followed by the name of the food source from which the major food allergen is derived, immediately after or adjacent to the list of ingredients, in a type size that is no smaller than that used for the ingredient list”.
The only time that this “Contains” allergen statement would need to be placed on the front panel would be if this were a single ingredient food, which doesn’t apply to any Atkins products.
Please be sure to read the declared allergen statement along with the ingredients on any products you purchase as your health and wellbeing is our number one concern.
Q: How are Atkins Bars produced?
Our bars are made on automated manufacturing lines where they produced and packaged by machine automation. This reduces the risk of contamination due to the lack of human intervention and ensures product consistency.
Q: Where can I find a list of All Atkins Products?
To find a list of all Atkins Product, click our PRODUCTS tab to view our Fresh Recipe Delivery, Atkins Meal Kits, Bars, Frozen Meals, Shakes, and Treats.
Q: What stores carry Atkins Products?
Please visit the our STORE LOCATOR tab and simply enter your city/state or zip code to view a list of stores in your area that carry Atkins products.
Q: How do I order products from Atkins?
To order products to be directly shipped, please visit www.buyatkins.ca. You can also call 1-855-395-1015 to place an order.
Q: Expired Product?
We cannot guarantee the product’s freshness and quality once past the expiration date. If you purchased the product after the ‘Best Used By’ date, we suggest you return the product to the store where it was purchased for a refund or exchange.
Q: Are your products Gluten Free?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of these grains. Gluten has a negative impact on those who are afflicted with Celiac Disease which is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. To read more about Celiac Disease please see resource link below.
Atkins offers several gluten free options that are clearly labeled and marketed as such. Please visit Atkins.com to discover these tempting selections. These gluten free products are not certified gluten free by any third party organization, but does meet the requirements of the rule set by the FDA. Please see a summary of the FDA’s definition below.
For those products that are NOT labeled gluten free, please be aware there is a potential risk that these items may/will contain gluten.
How does the FDA define “gluten-free”?
- FDA defines “gluten-free” as meaning that the food either is inherently gluten free; or,
- Foods can be labeled “gluten free if the food does not contain any of the following:
- an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley or crossbreeds of these grains
- an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten; or,
- an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten, if it results in the food containing 20 parts per million (ppm) or more gluten in the food.
- Any unavoidable presence of gluten in the food must be less than 20 ppm.
Foods can be labeled “gluten-free,” if they meet the definition and otherwise comply with the following requirements.
Read more about the FDA’s standard for gluten free labeling at: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm362880.htm
Read more about Celiac Disease at: https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/what-is-celiac-disease/#oVTLkVzZqKkkICFY.99
Q: Are your Products Kosher or Halal?
Atkins products are not certified Kosher or Halal due to the use of collagens in many of our products.