Allergic consumers rely on food labels to be complete, clear and accurate so that they can avoid exposure to foods or ingredients that can provoke potentially life-threatening reactions.
Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.
There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.
Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.
This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.