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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

Hi All.

 

Is there anyone who can assist me with a Allergen Management Program?



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

Hi, What help are you looking for?


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:30 PM

Can you be more specific?

 

As a 'general rule' (not knowing your audit scheme or anything), here's how you want to address your allergen program.

 

First, find out what allergens you have in your plant.  Make sure you're considering allergens in every country your product is sold (for example, mustard is considered an allergen in Canada but not America).

 

Then, find out a way to identify and document allergens at each stage of the process.  For example:

 

1. Receiving - Have allergens noted on the receiving log.  Have receivers label allergens with colored stickers to indicate it's an allergen product

2. Storage - Segregate storage areas by allergens.  Have designated areas for each allergen.  Never store allergens above non-allergens. 

3. In Use - Ensure that production records indicate allergen presence on product lines.   Design validated allergen cleaning procedure to ensure no allergen cross-contact between item runs.  (get test kits for the specific allergen, clean surface contaminated by allergen, show that allergen has been removed by cleaning process)

4. Shipping - Ensure label review program verifies that allergens are properly labeled on finished product labels.  Design systems to prevent cross contamination

 

 

That should be a good start.



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:05 PM

My guess is that the OP is just looking for a sample allergen management procedure, eg -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ens/#entry67526


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Charles.C


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:31 AM

Hi all

 

the information provided was very helpful, I have started my allergen program with the help of info u guys replied on.

 

thanks again.






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