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FDA Releases Draft Compliance Policy Guide for Food Allergen Labeling and Cross-Contact

By Food Safety Tech Staff
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The draft CPG describes the labeling requirements for major food allergens and proper use of the ingredient list and the “Contains” statement for major food allergen declarations. It also describes requirements for firms to implement controls to prevent or significantly minimize allergen cross-contact. In addition, the draft CPG describes additional allergen labeling violations and directs FDA staff to examine potential product adulteration due to allergen cross-contact as well as potential labeling violations.

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