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Posted 05 July 2023 - 10:26 AM

Hi all, 


We use products from suppliers that state, for example, 'may contain celery', however, we do not have / use celery on our site or in our products - do we need to include the 'may contain' on our finished product labelling and specs?


I have been finding very mixed answers. 


Any help is greatly appreciated.  



**celery is just an example



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Posted 05 July 2023 - 12:48 PM

a may contain statement holds no legal foundation and it's use is NOT encouraged by regulatory bodies  (it is assumed that there is a lack of process control when used)


you're not obligated to apply a may contains statement to your product


Perhaps finding an alternative supplier is a good idea though---------they don't sound like they are doing everything in their power to limit cross contamination in their finished goods

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Posted 06 July 2023 - 07:13 PM

A good start would be a conversation with your vendor to understand why and how they are applying the PAL.


I would err on the side of caution, though. This story comes to mind: https://allergenbure...-allergy-death/

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