FOOD ALLERGENS

Impact on Food Production

The Food Safety Modernization Act, (FSMA) is having an impact on food production; food allergens are one area that is being addressed.

I came across food allergens in this article, “F.S.M.A. Are You Ready” by Laurie Gorton, June 16, 2016. The article is worth reading and has a lot of good insight concerning FSMA.

Allergens throw the biggest food safety hurdle at bakers and snack food manufacturers. These foods meet the F.S.M.A. definition of ready-to-eat. Many of their ingredients qualify as allergenic to one or another segment of the public. Thus, the new food safety rules demand a more rigorous environmental monitoring program, especially after the kill step.“Under F.S.M.A., the baking industry can expect a lot more attention to be paid to allergen controls,” Dr. Brackett said. Source F.S.M.A. Are You Ready

Food Allergens is an area that Midwest Laboratories has seen tremendous growth. Currently, Midwest Laboratories offers the following allergen analysis:

STANDARD ALLERGENS                                          $70.00 each

Egg
Gluten
Milk
Soy

OTHER ALLERGENS                                                      $80.00 each

Almond
Crustacean
Hazelnut
Lupine
Macadamia
Peanut
Pecan
Sesame
Walnut
Mustard
Other allergens available upon request

If you are looking for help with your FSMA analysis, give us a call at 402.334.7770 or text us at 402.313.4050 to reach customer service.

 

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