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...

Allergens & FSMA: What You Need To Know

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established many updated essential regulations. Still, allergen controls and the revised Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that support them could arguably be some of the most important. FSMA’s Hazard...

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...

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...

A Recap of Recall Stats in 2019 and Guidance for 2020 and Beyond

With 2019 behind us, we can look back on the year as a whole and examine the state of recalls in the food industry. The numbers paint a picture of the food industry's need to focus its attention in 2020 and beyond. Though recalls are inevitable,...

The Future of Supplier Data Management

Who could have guessed – even just a decade ago – that 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.