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#1 norazuanorrizan

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:53 AM

Hi All,

 

I would like to have an opinion on how to create allergen procedure for the industry which produce allergen food such frozen seafood.

 

Usually in allergen procedure will indicate to clean the line when change allergen to non allergen food however in this factory all line run allergen food. So what are the element need to be indicate in the procedure.

 

Is it this allergen procedure suitable for this case

 

Attached File  Allergen Control Program.doc   53KB   37 downloads


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:53 PM

Hi and Welcome to the forums,

 

If you are running only Seafood ( and making all similar products with the same ingredients in all of your Finished Product/s ) on the production line, you will need to make sure that your finished product "LABELS" states as such.

 

I saw grains mentioned in your program, what kind of Grains are you using in processing? are they used in all of your finished products?


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:05 PM

What kind of seafood are you producing?  Generally, the "seafood" allergens would be finfish, crustacean shellfish, and (in some markets) molluscan shellfish.  If you are only producing finfish, for instance, you should not need to worry about allergen cross-contact between different species of finfish (unless your local regulations state otherwise), but if you also produce crab, then you would need to control cross-contact between the finfish and the crabs.  If you also have other allergens in your plant besides "seafood," then you obviously need to consider the possibility of cross-contact between those allergens and your "seafood," and the program you attached seems to be on the right track.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 01:48 AM

I have found that when running equipment that has allergens running on the same line at different times that you should do random interval testing on the equipment to ensure that it is in compliance with being entirely “free of allergens.” There isd a big challenge with cross contamination if you cant get it right and auditors love to see documentation. Say what you do, do what you do, PROVE IT. It might be a good idea to say something about testing for allergens and then maintain any historical data you have showing that your cleaning processes have been effective.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:57 AM

Hi All,

 

I would like to have an opinion on how to create allergen procedure for the industry which produce allergen food such frozen seafood.

 

Usually in allergen procedure will indicate to clean the line when change allergen to non allergen food however in this factory all line run allergen food. So what are the element need to be indicate in the procedure.

 

Is it this allergen procedure suitable for this case

 

attachicon.gif Allergen Control Program.doc

 

Hi nora,

 

I assume production is for local distribution.

 

I suggest the first thing to find out for yr process is what are the allergen labelling requirements for Malaysia ?.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:38 AM

Hi All,

 

Thanks for your help and useful information. Currently, yes we just create the Allergen procedure to focus on the labeling since this line all run allergen material. As long as we ensure that the label to stated that allergen contain in our product. 

 

This product is only to ship at local, but if we would like to ship to other countries, so we need to see the requirement of designated country on the allergen and what type of allergen need to be declared. Each country may vary. 



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:11 PM

Can you just put the common/scientific name of the fish on the label? OR does it also need to state "contains fish"?



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:58 PM

Can you just put the common/scientific name of the fish on the label? OR does it also need to state "contains fish"?

It depends upon the market.  For the US, it is required to state the type of fish, and additionally you may (but are not required) to put "contains [name of fish]" and may include "(fish)" after the name of the fish in either the ingredients or the "contains" statement.  For Europe it is mandatory to state "contains fish."

 

In the US a lot of companies write "contains fish ([name of fish])" but FDA has said it really should be written as "contains [name of fish] (fish)."  But FDA also says they will not take action as long as the legally acceptable market name of the fish is on the label. 

 

I am not completely sure of the rules for Canada, but believe that they are the same as the US.






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