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Posted 26 April 2021 - 12:51 PM

Hi everyone, I'm a little confused about label reconciliation. I work at a bakery, the only allergens we have in our product is WHEAT and its in everything. Do we need to have a label reconciliation procedure in our process step? if wheat is the only allergen we carry & its in every single product we produce? Could you also explain reconciling labels as well? Thank you in advance FRIENDS!


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:29 PM

I would suggest some sort of documented inspection of labels in the finished product to ensure not only allergens, but the contents of the package are correct.

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:43 PM

Label reconciliation should be done for quality purposes (e.g. to avoid mislabeling) and food safety (e.g. to prevent unintended use of your labels by third parties)

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 07:52 PM

From my understanding, label reconciliation is part of the new code to reduce the amount of recalls related to products labelled incorrectly. This applies to allergens, of course, but also applies to every other required aspect of a label such as product name, ingredient list, lot or date code, etc. 


I have seen the reconciliation percentage calculated as (used + wasted + returned)/(issued). This would be for packaging that already has label information on it, as well as labels. I have yet to implement this in our facility, but it seems like an organized way to ensure that all packaging and labels are accounted for and are being used for their intended purpose/product.

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