I am trying to solve a dispute between myself and a coworker.
The dispute is in regards to the generic Ingredient statement / allergen declaration below (sold in USA only)
INGREDIENTS: RICE FLOUR, EDAMAME
(SOY), POTATO STARCH, SAFFLOWER OIL,
EDAMAME SEASONING (GREEN PEA POWDER, SALT,
NATURAL FLAVORS, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT), SALT,
Ok, so my argument is this;
I don't think this declaration is sufficient because the regulations state that the allergen declaration must receive be displayed (through typeset that clearly distinguishes it from the rest of the list of ingredients.) My Coworker states this is sufficient because the allergen "(SOY)" is immediately after "EDAMAME".
My argument is basically that even though "(SOY)" immediately following "EDAMAME" would suffice this requirement, the section just underneath where the breakdown of "EDAMAME SEASONING" is presented in the same format "(GREEN PEA POWDER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT)" it negates the attempt to differentiate the declaration. My argument could also be represented by the following exercise; Consider the above allergen statement with the "(SOY)" in bold and italics. Sounds great right? Ok but if the whole entire ingredient listing is in bold and italics then it doesn't count because the allergen is not receiving special representation.
Anyway I am not totally sure if I am right but I would greatly appreciate everyone's professional opinion.