Allergen Management: Protect Your Customers And Protect Your Brand
An inadequate Food Safety Management System (FSMS) will cost you.
With food allergies increasing globally, allergens are a growing food safety risk. The World Allergy Organization associates more than 170 foods with allergic reactions, while the European Union’s Food Labeling Directive lists (and legislates for) 14 allergens. It is clear, then, that food labeling plays a critical role in preventing allergen-based food recalls and incidents.
In this paper, we will explore the food chain and identify where risks can be managed. Careful assessment and risk mitigation strategies can reduce the potential for process errors or incorrect labelling that can lead to allergy incidents.