Currently commissioning a new Soybean Oil Refinery.
Refined Soybean Oil (RBD) is the only production line and sold product (by-products are spent bleaching earth and Free Fatty Acids). We are selling in bulk (tanker truckloads).
I understand that the “Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, Sec. 203, subsection 7, part C.c.1.qq.2.1” under Conforming Amendments, states that highly refined oils are exempted as major food allergens, thus we do not need to list Soy or Soybeans as an allergen since our product is defined as a highly refined oil.
However, many facilities follow the practice of including a statement such as "manufactured in a facility that process [tree nuts]…". With that example, our facility uses crude soybean oil (this facility does not crush the bean or extract the oil, that is done by a separate, near-by facility on the same property but different building), should we include an allergen statement or not? If so, what should it look like (say)? - Thanks!