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Issue Number: Council II 005
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Demonstration of Knowledge regarding Food Allergen Labeling
Issue you would like the Conference to consider
Adding an amendment to the 2013 FDA Food Code section 2-102.11(C)(9) to include describing proper food allergen labeling for products, when applicable, produced by the venue.
Public Health Significance
Pre-packaged products from bakeries, delis, restaurants, and other venues often are not labeled with allergens that they contain (a violation of the Food Code section 3-602.11(B)(5)), nor the potential allergens that may have been in contact with the products. This poses a serious risk to allergic consumers who may experience anaphylaxis as a result of exposure to the allergens.
Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...
that a letter be sent to the FDA requesting that Subparagraph 2-102.11(C)(9) of the 2013 Food Code be amended as follows (new language is underlined):
(C) Responding correctly to the inspector's questions as they relate to the specific FOOD operation. The areas of knowledge include:
(9) Describing FOODS identified as MAJOR FOOD ALLERGENS and the symptoms that a MAJOR FOOD ALLERGEN could cause in a sensitive individual who has an allergic reaction. Describe proper food allergen labeling for pre-packaged products produced by the establishment.Pf