This is my first post on IFSQN. We are a dry powder manufacturer of a product that does not contain any allergens. We are in the first negotiations to produce a product with an allergen and have to write an allergen program, which will include segregation and cleaning procedures. Some questions that have arose are;
1) Do we have to have dedicated fork lifts to move the allergen containing materials versus non-allergen containing materials?
2) Does segregation from allergenic to non-allergenic materials have to have a physical barrier?
3) If technical data exists that the allergen is easily removed with our cleaning agents, can we use a flush of a bulking agent to further mediate the possibility of cross contamination?
Allergen control is new to our company and would appreciate any help.