DPC 80, Food Allergen Awareness in Dairy Plant Operations

Item #: DPC-080

Published: 2005

Pages: 9

This guideline presents information on food ingredient allergens and provides recommendations on how to develop a Food Allergen Awareness Program. It presents practical operational suggestions and ways to implement allergen awareness in a dairy processing operation.

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Table of Contents:
     What is a Food Allergy?
     What Are Some Common Food Allergen Reactions?
     What Foods Are Frequently Food Allergens?
     A Note about Nuts
     How Common Are Food Allergies?
Developing a Food Allergen Awareness Program
     Organization and Commitment
The Food Allergen Awareness Program
     1. Identify Food Allergens in your Operation
     2. Identify Failures Which Cause Food Allergen Risks (Means of Failure)
     3. Develop a Food Allergen Control Plan
     4. Food Allergen Awareness Training
Test Kit References

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