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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following news is from the FoodSafetynews.com and USDA on November 17, 2015.

The USDA's (United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection service) FSIS has released guidelines for meat, poultry and processed egg producers to manage food allergens.
"Establishments are required to declare ingredients on the label if they are included in the product formulation (9 CFR 317.2and 381.118). Allergen containing products must be handled, processed, formulated, and stored properly. If allergens are not declared, then the product is adulterated and misbranded. If adulterated and misbranded product has already been shipped into commerce, FSIS would request that it be recalled."
"FSIS does not recognize a threshold for any allergenic ingredient. Thus, all allergenic ingredients need to be declared on the product label."
The FSIS document has a great deal of information for companies and consumers about allergens and for companies about producing foods.
"The goal is to make plants more conscious of properly labeling their products and prevent additional recalls."

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