Conference for Food Protection

2016 Biennial Meeting

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Issue Number: Council I 030

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Documenting Food Allergy Labeling Violations

Issue you would like the Conference to consider

Adding an addendum to the 2013 FDA Food Code Section 8-403.10(B) to include a provision to document on an inspection report form any violation of food allergen labeling on foods pre-packaged and sold by the establishment as required by 3-602.11(B)(5).

Public Health Significance

Mislabeled pre-packaged foods can cause life-threatening anaphylactic allergic reactions.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

that a letter be sent to the FDA requesting the 2013 Food Code be amended to include a new subparagraph #7 in paragraph 8-403.10(B) (language to be added is underlined):

8-403.10 Documenting Information and Observations.

The REGULATORY AUTHORITY shall document on an inspection report form:

(B) Specific factual observations of violative conditions or other deviations from this Code that require correction by the PERMIT HOLDER including:

(7) Failure of pre-packaged items produced by the establishment to include listed allergens and potential cross-contact with allergens, when applicable.

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