Major Food Allergen Framework
This document is to serve as a voluntary operational framework for food allergy prevention and control of the Major Food Allergens using existing research and other evidence-based materials for food establishments and other community food sources. Readers should be aware, however, that people may have other allergies beyond the major food allergens, and food establishments may employ the same practices outlined in this document to assist consumers with allergies, food intolerance/sensitivity beyond those listed herein. Readers should be aware that consumers may have other food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities (such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease, IBS/IBD, and others) which, although not technically allergies, are triggered by ingestion of particular foods.
This document covers food allergy training of food handlers; food handling policies and practices; consumer notification tools for food allergens; a food allergy reaction and emergency response guide; and equal consideration for other community food sources.
This document replaces, "Food Allergy Notifications: A Guidance for Industry," as it is included in the Framework.
-- Major Food Allergen Framework - SUMMARY (Print as 2-sided for a single sheet synopsis of the Framework)