Conference for Food Protection

2016 Biennial Meeting

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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):

2-102.11 Demonstration.

(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

Submitter Information

Name Nona Narvaez
Organization Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of MN (AFAA)
Address 2200 Hendon Ave
St. Paul, MS 55108
Telephone 6516445937

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