The amount of food allergens that are around in both adults and children have grown a lot, and you need to make sure that you properly label any CPG packaging that you’re making with the correct labels.
Since the past decade, there’s been a 21% increase in food allergies, and about 90% of them are caused by just a few foods.
- Tree nuts
And the thing with allergies is that they can cause expensive hospital visits. When not treated, they can prove fatal. The thing is, there is no real understanding of where the allergen rising causes are coming from, but via proper labeling and packaging, you can reduce the chances for enhanced risks of exposure that isn’t intended.
Check the Suppliers
If you have suppliers, you should see how they manage the allergens. Make sure that you get documentation verifying that all of their products are good and also plan accordingly.
You want to make sure that if there is anything that needs to be included on there, such as maybe there is gluten in something, you catch it before it’s contaminated.
Packaging standards have gotten a lot better, and there are different ways to label different allergens and manufacturing all of these. You can from there make sure to properly manage the allergens as a common standard for most assessors.
Strategies for Building
You want to make sure that you do properly make sure to build a strategy to ensure that allergens are properly labeled.
Most manufacturers will put controls there to prevent allergen contact so that nothing gets introduced, and if they’re not declared, it can prove a problem.
You want to make sure that you can provide all of that information, and also have a good name on the source of this. You may need to do this at least on the labels as well. You can of course do this by saying where the ingredient comes from too. You should mention anything that’s an allergen that’s included, and also keep any advisory mentions and statements on there when there may be a chance for contact, and this can be used for foods to prevent allergens too, and also if you’re using food production places that have allergens on the same line.
You want to make sure that you also prevent any cross-contact from any aerosols from cleaning, or even dust, and mention this.
Create good Packaging Labels
When you do this, you should be very upfront with the type of food allergens inside there, and make sure that there are checks implemented too when you’re trying to package and process different kinds of food. You want to make sure that the labels are there, and get rid of anything that doesn’t need to be there too, especially if you don’t need it.
If there is any allergen information that does change, you want to make sure that you toss or destroy all of it, especially if there is a chance the recipe’s been changed or altered in some way that may put someone e at risk for having the allergen.
Finally, you want to follow all of the labeling means for this, especially since a lot of people do read the labels, and most of them want to make sure it’s properly detailed to make sure that they don’t consume something they’re allergic too.
Preventing allergens begins with the packaging, so make sure to do that accordingly as well whenever you need them too.