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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

Does Barley Flour need to be treated as an allergen in a storage facility?



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

Dave,

 

This is a great question.    I hope someone will chime in on this as I have been curious myself. 

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

This will answer your question:

 

https://www.fda.gov/...d-food-labeling

 

Barley contains Gluten, and Gluten is an allergen. Most people who are allergic to Wheat are also allergic to Barley. So I don't see why you would not consider it an allergen during storage, although Wheat is identified as a major food containing allergen by law. (in labeling too).


Edited by The Food Scientist, 17 May 2019 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

Barley flour is considered an allergen.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

Lot of information in that link about barley containing gluten but i want to better understand the warehousing practice for barley flour and whether it should be handled and/stored like one of the big 8

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

Dgadberry where are you based? It may depend on location as I know there are differences between USA and Europe when it comes to "defined" allergens.

 

In the EU, barley is considered an allergen (containing) food.

 

TheAnnex IIallergens are:

 Cereals containing gluten namely wheat(such asspelt and Khorasanwheat), rye, barley, oatsandtheir hybridised strainsand products thereof, except:

a) wheat based glucose syrups including dextrose

b) wheat based maltodextrins

c) glucose syrups based on barley

d) cereals used for making



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

Based in the USA, we know it's not listed on the big 8 but does contain gluten...want to make sure we correctly handle.  thanks everyone for the responses!



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:58 PM

Dgadberry where are you based? It may depend on location as I know there are differences between USA and Europe when it comes to "defined" allergens.

 

In the EU, barley is considered an allergen (containing) food.

 

TheAnnex IIallergens are:

 Cereals containing gluten namely wheat(such asspelt and Khorasanwheat), rye, barley, oatsandtheir hybridised strainsand products thereof, except:

a) wheat based glucose syrups including dextrose

b) wheat based maltodextrins

c) glucose syrups based on barley

d) cereals used for making

 

That's interesting that they mentioned "oats" as containing gluten after barley, because they do not naturally contain gluten 


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

Like many have stated: Barley would not be considered an allergen in the US (wheat is considered one of the Big 8 but not gluten in the US). However if you are wanting to control for gluten, then you need to treat it like an allergen.

 

The Food Scientist, while oats don't contain gluten, people with celiac disease are told to watch out for oats because the risk of cross contact is high.

 

https://www.beyondce...uten-free/oats/



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

Like many have stated: Barley would not be considered an allergen in the US (wheat is considered one of the Big 8 but not gluten in the US). However if you are wanting to control for gluten, then you need to treat it like an allergen.

 

The Food Scientist, while oats don't contain gluten, people with celiac disease are told to watch out for oats because the risk of cross contact is high.

 

https://www.beyondce...uten-free/oats/

Yes contact risk is correct. However in my opinion,  it's very false to say they contain Gluten and listing them among gluten containing grains. 


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM

"are oats allergens" is always an interesting one. Below is a recent thread on the topic, information in which will likely answer several of the questions I anticipate about to arise in this thread.

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...gen#entry139043






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