Last week the FDA issued new draft guidance for Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food that includes a new chapter specific to allergen control programs. This chapter focuses on four key areas:

  1. How to implement and establish an allergen control program
  2. Examples of allergen controls
  3. How labeling controls can prevent recalls
  4. The importance of training at each level of product development – ingredient procurement, receiving, production, and distribution.

MenuTrinfo is here to help. A thorough review of your allergen management and control programs may be necessary so that you can quickly understand the current FDA thinking and pivot to meet these new expectations.

If you have questions regarding this new guidance material or would like assistance in conducting an Allergen Gap Assessment, Please reach out to us at: 970-295-4370 or submit an inquiry.