Key Take Away
Allergen cross contact and cross contamination can occur anywhere throughout the entire food supply chain.
Allergens continue to play a significant role in causing human illness and death. While labeling requirements established by the FDA have been in effect for some time, recalled food in today’s marketplace is very often the result if inaccurate allergen labeling that does not declare allergenic ingredients.
Under the FDA’s FSMA preventive control rules, allergens get special attention. They cannot be seen and are rarely tested for in spite of the fact that allergens come from many sources and are often associated with cross contact and cross contamination. Preventive control, sanitation and transportation rule requirements are not yet in place to adequately protect consumers from the potential deadly impact of ingested allergens.
Why Should You Attend
It is required that FDA FSMA preventive control plans include hazard analysis for allergen plans include incoming, in-process and outgoing ingredients, packaging and labeling and cross contact prevention is validated in the validation plan.
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