I was wondering how you store tree nuts in relation to an allergen program. We have a bunch of tree nuts and currently have them broken out in our allergen program as Almonds, Cashews, or Tree Nuts. We are about to add two more types of nuts to the facility.
Do you store your tree nuts as tree nuts or do you store them as the actual nut name? For example, in our current warehouse, we can't store almonds over cashews or any other type of tree nut. Do you think that it would be OK to just call all the nuts (minus peanuts) Tree Nuts and be able to store almonds over cashews. All of our packaging has a "may contain tree nuts" statement.
I guess at the heart of my question is: Can you label all the various types of Tree Nuts as Tree Nuts (Tree Nuts) and treat them all the same or do you have to treat them all as a seperate type of nut (Almond, Cashew, Brazil Nut, Walnut, Pecan, etc)?
Thank you in advance,