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#1 Tomato Country Girl

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:36 PM

Greetings,

 

Our PD group is working on a new project where we will be making a honey based ketchup.  Can anyone give insight into whether or not a warning label should be put on the bottle warning children under 12 months to not consume?

 

Have checked reviewed 21 CFR 101.17 Food Labeling warning notice and safe handling statements found nothing, checked FDA draft guidance on labeling of honey and honey products.

 

Any information will be much appreciated.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

It's not a requirement to put a warning on pure honey, so it certainly would not be a requirement on products simply containing it. You do see it on a lot of branded honey's but that seems to be a CYA measure.

 

Overall, I'm not sure I would necessarily include it. It's on your ingredient statement for anyone looking for it. I think my determining factor would be whether the product appears to be marketed directly to children or to adults.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

So honey and babies is due to botulism risks

 

As your ketchup will be cooked?? and then have a pH <4.6?? there should not be any risk of your product having botulism


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:05 PM

So honey and babies is due to botulism risks

 

As your ketchup will be cooked?? and then have a pH <4.6?? there should not be any risk of your product having botulism

 

The specific botulism risk to infants is from spores however, so unless you retort the thing, in theory there are spores there. Babies allow dormant spores to grow, while adults need toxin or vegetative clostridium.


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