Thanks for the observation, I am not sure we have the same company though? Earth's Best of the Hain Celestial Group.
Here are the ingredients on the whole grain rice cereal;
Organically Grown Brown Rice
Tocopherols (vitamin E, also from soybeans)
a-Amylase (enzyme-derived from asparagus)
Electrolytic Iron (naturally occuring from the earth, the electrolytic is supposed to be easier to absorb).
here is the companies # 800-442-4221
I haven't checked, but the mixed grain and oatmeal are supposed to be vegan too. This company does make a pasta dinner with cheese and blueberries with yogurt but they assured me that the plants are sanitized and they take processing precuations, so that no dairy could get in the cereal, for allergy purposes. I don't think the use the same plants, because then the cereal would have to list a disclaimer produced in a plant that contains dairy/ animal products and it doesn't.
I don't like that they sell other dairy containing products, we don't buy those, but I will continue to use this cereal unless I find something better. I will probably start Elle on some other grain in a few months, she is 10 months now and has only had rice for 1 month. I am still looking into when to add other grains. I was a little pressured at her 9 month checkup to start iron fortified cereal, that's in the past, but I would like to wait as long as needed for the other grains, she eats quite a bit of food otherwise.
This is everything I know
please do keep me posted~J.