We are a storage and distribution 3rd party warehouse . All of our products are prepacked finished goods (case in/case out - cross dock). We are working towards acheving an AIB certification.
The nutrition facts printed on the individual items already have an "allergen warning" (E.G "this product may containe peanuts", fish etc etc).
Would it be necessary for our warehouse to add an allergen warning label on the shrink wrapped pallets we have in inventory or would the nutrition facts on the items be sufficient to be in compliance? Any ideas?
Exceprt from AIB consolditated standards for storage and distribution below:
5.11 Allergen Control Program The Allergen Control Program controls known allergens throughout the production process from receiving to distribution. Critical Requirements 126.96.36.199 The facility has a written Allergen Control Program that addresses allergens speci fi c to country regulations. 188.8.131.52 Procedures address: • Identification and segregation of allergens during storage and handling • Prevention of cross contact or contamination during processing by using measures such as: ◊ Production run scheduling ◊ Control of rework ◊ Dedicated production lines ◊ Comprehensive changeover procedures ◊ Equipment and utensils management • Product label reviews and control • Personnel awareness training and education • Verification of cleaning procedures for food contact equipment • Approved Supplier Program for ingredients and labels 184.108.40.206 The Program is updated when there are changes in: • Ingredients • Processing aids • Ingredient suppliers • Products • Processes • Labeling