Does anybody have experience of processing chestnuts at their site?...
Whilst I know they are not classed as an allergen (under EU legislation) I understand that they may cause an allergic reaction.
UK members will be aware of the recent issues surrounding Pret a Manger product labelling (ie. whilst they were following “the law” on food labelling their measures still failed to prevent customer illnesses & death).
Using this logic my view is that, if we are unable to prevent cross contamination from chestnut residue (and I don’t know how we would test for this as I don’t think there is currently an allergen kit?) customers should be advised that their products “may contain” this residue so they are fully aware of this small, but significant risk.
Maybe not a legal requirement, but a moral one considering our products are sold worldwide to industrial customers.