For over a decade, the Food Allergen Labeling And Consumer Protection Act has required that food labels identify any “major food allergens” that are contained in the product’s ingredients. Eight food groups have been designated as major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod), crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp), tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans), peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. This law extends to all United States manufacturers that produce food items.
bcFood’s Item Allergens feature helps manufacturers and processors keep track of the item allergens that go into their products.
Meet necessary regulatory requirements and ensure safety and compliance by indicating which items in your inventory contain allergens such as dairy, wheat, and shellfish. Use this data to influence everything from how production is scheduled to where items will be stored in your warehouse.
Unlimited setup options – set up as many allergen types as you wish, making it possible to define categories that are as general or specific as your business needs demand.
Multi-level BOM visibility – roll up allergens through all levels of production, so that the allergens in a raw material are maintained through multiple manufacturing processes and remain visible on finished products.
Stay up to date – basic update tools make it easy to quickly revise an item’s allergen listing based on any changes to associated ingredients.
Specify which of your manufactured items contain allergens, group production activities by allergen type, then schedule them to specially-designated allergen lines.