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#1 HanineTabaja

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

I work at a wheat milling factory, aiming to implement ISO 22000.

My question is,should the flour bags have an allergen declaration? Knowing that the only ingredient is wheat.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hi Hanine
 
simple answer is Yes as lot of people are allergic to gluten a naturally  and need gluten free food.
 
 
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Dr Humaid Khan
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:02 PM

Several years ago a company that produces salted nuts was contacted by the FDA because they failed to put an allergen declaration on a can of mixed nuts  -- it may seem obvious to us as to what is in a can clearly marked as mixed nuts or a bag of flour, but regardless a declaration is required.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

^ What they said. Unfortunately common sense is not very common  <_<


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

In the U.S. FDA requires the following:

 

FALCPA requires food manufacturers to label food products that contain an ingredient that is or contains protein from a major food allergen in one of two ways.

The first option for food manufacturers is to include the name of the food source in parenthesis following the common or usual name of the major food allergen in the list of ingredients in instances when the name of the food source of the major allergen does not appear elsewhere in the ingredient statement. For example:

ucm106908.pngIngredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and/or cottonseed oil, high fructose corn syrup, whey (milk), eggs, vanilla, natural and artificial flavoring) salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), lecithin (soy), mono-and diglycerides (emulsifier)

 

The second option is to place the word "Contains" followed by the name of the food source from which the major food allergen is derived, immediately after or adjacent to the list of ingredients, in type size that is no smaller than the type size used for the list of ingredients. For example:

Contains Wheat, Milk, Egg, and Soy

 

 

Source:

https://www.fda.gov/...s/ucm106890.htm


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