Q. Are your products made in a peanut-free plant?
A. As of July 2021, the St Louis plant (#29-277) cup items and ice cream stick items will be run on lines that also run items containing peanuts and/or tree nuts. Water ice stick products, ice cream sandwiches and push tubes will be made on lines that do not run products with peanuts or tree nuts.
Only cone products produced at our Lafayette plant (#18-497) are run on lines that may also produce items made with peanuts.
At all plants, after a full cleaning cycle, we test to confirm that there is no peanut residual on any line before the next non-peanut production run. To ensure no cross contamination occurs employees are trained on proper allergen handling procedures and tested annually to verify competence.
If you are concerned about nut allergy products, use caution and check individual product packaging for specific information. Be allergy safe.
Q. Does your ice cream contain any growth hormones or antibiotics?
A. No. We’re part of the Prairie Farms Dairy family and our dairy farmers have pledged never to use artificial growth hormones. Our milk is regularly and strenuously tested to ensure no antibiotics are present. Cow health and safety are always a priority.
Q. Are your products kosher?
A. Almost all of our products are certified kosher and meet the stringent guidelines required. If a product contains ingredients that prohibit certification, then the CRC logo will not appear on the nutrition label.
Q. What is Ice Cream Specialties? I thought you were part of Prairie Farms?
North Star is the brand name of our line of frozen treats. Ice Cream Specialties is our manufacturing company name. Prairie Farms is our parent company.
Q. I have an ice cream truck and want to sell your products. How can I get them?
A. We can help with that! Just complete our request for product information form and someone will contact you immediately. We recommend a 3 month lead time for summer products, so don’t wait to place your order. Click to Contact Us