Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Allergen Storage in Produce Facility

allergen storage produce distribution distributor eggs nuts peanuts soy dairy

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 MRCRSHART

MRCRSHART

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 11 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

Question about allergen storage in a produce facility...

 

can allergens be stored next one another? (i.e. a skid of eggs is stored next to a skid of onions)

 

further more, can i store a skid of eggs on the 2nd tier of racking and underneath of those stored eggs, is another product? 

 

our allergens are always stored in closed packaging...

 

We are a produce distributor (we don't cut, slice, or dice, only split cases i.e. 1 case of lemons into two 1/2 cases)

 

striving for SQF, Level 2, Storage and Distribution 

 

 

 



#2 QUALITY22

QUALITY22

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 23 posts
  • 2 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:15 PM

This is often a problem in many facilities due to the plant size. 

 

I believe as long as the area is segregated as best as possible (allergen signs, caution tape, labeled) in one section racks there should not have issues.

 

As far as storing above is a no-no,

 

Have one sections ALL EGGS, another ALL PEANUTS, etc. 



#3 Lexter Cruz

Lexter Cruz

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 40 posts
  • 18 thanks
0
Neutral

  • Philippines
    Philippines
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bulacan, Philippines
  • Interests:FSSC22000, ISO 22000, ISO 90001, HACCP, ISO 17025, Continual Improvement, GSO and SASO, SFDA, Prerequisite Programs,Products Dairy, Dry Mixed Product, Dehydrated Culinary Product, Powdered Beverages, Milk, Pasteurized Fermented Milk, Ice Cream, ice Cream Mixes, Meat Processing, Poultry process, Research and Development on food products.

Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:23 AM

Hello MRCRSHART,

I believe there will be no problem on the current practices you are doing as long as your practices is religiously implemented and well documented.

Here is my additional suggestion to support your practices check your system if you have Allergen Management System which including but not limited to the following allergen mapping, production plan sequence base on presence of allergen in the product, allergen declaration from raw materials, allergen declaration in the packaging and cleaning procedure to control or manage allergen.

Hope it could help you.

 

Thanks,

Factory Hygienist



#4 SQFconsultant

SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 2,941 posts
  • 755 thanks
599
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Truth is like a delicious slice of watermelon... you just want more and more!

Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:42 PM

"can allergens be stored next one another? (i.e. a skid of eggs is stored next to a skid of onions)"

 

Eggs are an allergen, onions are not.


Kind regards,

Glenn Oster
 
 
Glenn Oster Consulting / 800.793.7042 / Serving Food & Food Related Businesses

SQF System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultant

PCQI & Internal Auditor Training | eConsultant | BRC, IFS, FSSC, PRIMUS

http://www.GlennOsterConsulting.com

 

 
"My Life As a Food Safety Inspector" ...
 
 
 
 
 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate