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FASTER Act Puts Allergens Back in the Spotlight

On April 23, 2021, President Joseph Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021 into law.

Our 2020 Recall Review

With 2020 behind us, we can look back and assess the state of recalls for food and beverage. Due to the pandemic, the numbers deviate from prior years but still paint a clear picture of where the industry needs to focus moving forward.  

The Future of Supplier Data Management

Who could have guessed that 10 years ago, something as mundane as a food label would be the focus of so much attention? Certainly, no one could have predicted it would take center stage in a Super Bowl ad.

How to Have a World-Class Allergen Management Program

Purchasing ingredients from suppliers doesn’t necessarily mean sources are equally stringent about allergen management. To reduce this liability, food and beverage manufacturers require suppliers to have a unique allergen map and lettered...

Consumers Still Confused about Allergen Labels

At least a quarter of Americans actively avoid products with allergens when they go shopping. That adds up to 85 million underserved consumers who get stressed out looking for food and beverages for themselves or loved ones, according to research...

Undeclared Allergens: Potential Failure Point 3: Packing

During the packaging stage of the food production cycle, there are several factors that, if not handled appropriately, could lead to undeclared allergens in the marketplace.

Undeclared Allergens: Potential Failure Point 2: Receiving

Another critical point in the food production process that, if not handled properly, could lead to undeclared allergens in the marketplace is at receiving. The receiving component is critical to ensure that accurate labels are coming into the...

Undeclared Allergens - Potential Failure Point 1: Purchasing

Undeclared allergens can wreak havoc on a food manufacturer’s reputation. Not only can these undeclared allergens pose a life-threatening risk to the public, but the resulting Class I recall can tarnish the food manufacturer’s reputation –...

3 Potential Failure Points That Could Lead to Undeclared Allergens

Undeclared allergens were the second-leading cause of recalls in the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which can lead to significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing problems. Extraneous...