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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

Hello all...

 

Can anyone share the USFDA limits for peanut allergen in Whole Chillies.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:04 PM

I'm not familiar with USFDA limits but as far as I'm aware, most markets do not permit detectable levels of any allergen.  I think Australia and New Zealand are the only ones with active limits through VITAL but can anyone else clarify?

 

Basically though if you have detectable amounts of peanut in chillis, that is, to my mind, a food safety risk.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 04:42 PM

Agree with GMO. If anyone has a peanut allergy, any amount can cause a reaction! Are you asking if you need to declare peanuts on the label that you need a certain limit? Either way if you claim its peanut free it MUST be peanut free, but to my knowledge there is no spec about that.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:24 PM

FDA does not have limits set for allergens.  The only limits set is for sulfites, which is considered a sensitive agent.

 

Basically...if your test is detecting peanut allergen residues then you have to declare peanut allergens on the product label, or you will be dealing with a Class I recall.



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:59 AM

Is anyone else thinking this could be a horizon scan issue?  saravanan Rajagopal can you share any details as this could be putting products at risk if there is something you have knowledge of?



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

Is anyone else thinking this could be a horizon scan issue? 

If I was a business that used whole chilli then I'd certainly be a bit perturbed by it.

Not quite the EMA issue seen with peanut in cumin a few years ago, but it does sound like there could potentially be an unusual/unexpected level of risk.






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