ps. I'm deleting the above by the 15th and reverting this post back to the original post. Thanks!
The Post for this community:
I just found out today that, almost any company that makes shredded cheese, contains Potato starch, which means that their non-shredded cheese line could come into contact with Potato starch. Every non-organic brand of shredded cheese, contains potato starch.
However, Organic Valley cheese does NOT contain Potato Starch. :D However, anyone allergic to seeds, are out of luck as annatto is a seed.
The other news: The FDA wording of what Caramel is and can contain. From http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm ( 21 FDA Sec. 73.85)
Sec. 73.85 Caramel.
(a)Identity. (1) The color additive caramel is the dark-brown liquid or solid material resulting from the carefully controlled heat treatment of the following food-grade carbohydrates:
- Invert sugar.
- Malt sirup.
- Starch hydrolysates and fractions thereof. [NB. This can be from wheat, Potato, Rice or Corn for the common sources.]