I am a co-manufacturer that typically produces many different products with a variety of allergens. Most products have different allergens compared to the others. We have an allergen management program including segregation of raw materials, color-coded utensils for allergenic ingredients during processing, wet-cleaning in between different product runs, Allersnap swabs post-cleaning, gluten line swabbing when appropriate, annual validation by testing finished product at 3rd party laboratory for allergens (eg. testing a product that contains soy only that is ran after a cleaning of product that contained soy, peanut, milk,) proper scheduling among other procedures. We have one potential product that is considered being ran and I would like to pose the question below. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
The new customer would like to produce a non-allergenic product that states on the product packaging 'Manufactured free from the top 8 allergens.' We would like to produce this on the same line that produces allergenic product. There would of course be a full wet-clean prior to the non-allergenic product. Are there any regulations that would prevent us from doing this? Do we need to take any special precautions? Should we test the non-allergenic product for allergens? Or is this a definite no-no. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!