So i am working on the allergen section of the SQF (we are trying to be level 1) and the production manager, the owners, and QA (me) got into a dilemma. We have the following allergens in our facility: WHEAT,SOY,MILK,EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS. our labels say it contains:________________________ and it MAY CONTAIN : PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS(since not all our products contain tree nuts and peanuts). Our cakes are frozen in an open space and the racks are uncovered, both non and allergens are mixed, but they should not due to the allergens. there are many problems in which we would not follow the allergen program (we are limited in space/small bakery). The owner came up with the following "solution": what if we simply state : CONTAINS: WHEAT,MILK,EGGS,SOY,TREE NUTS,PEANUTS to all our labels (even though they may not have the tree nuts and peanuts) and that should be enough.
What are your guys opinion on this? Can we even do this? add all the allergens, even though it wont contain the peanuts and tree nuts?
Any solutions? can someone let me know their allergen procedure? what you guys do? i need some major help.