Allergen Management 101

Out of 337 total food recalls in 2019, 52% were due to undeclared allergens. These results are generally determined through laboratory testing, and include the “Big Eight” allergens: Peanuts Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Wheat Tree nuts Soybeans Products containing undeclared allergens pose a serious threat to those with food allergies. In fact, F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education) estimates that …

Sanitation: The Key To Prevention

Created in 2011, The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was designed to focus on prevention of contamination, rather than simply the response to foodborne illness or contamination. To achieve this, FSMA highlights sanitation efforts as one of the primary tenets under preventive controls. FSMA’s Stance on Sanitation As stated in FSMA’s Preventive Controls section: “Sanitation controls include procedures, practices, and …