FSIS Issues Updated Guidance for Meat and Poultry Product Allergens
Responding to public comments solicited in April 2014, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
has issued revised guidance for identifying, controlling and labeling
allergens and other ingredients of public health concern through hazard
analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plans, sanitation standard
operating procedures (SOPs) or other prerequisite programs. Geared
toward meat and poultry products, the guidance seeks to ensure “that
product labels declare all ingredients, as required in the regulations,
and that the product does not contain undeclared allergens or other
undeclared ingredients.” See Federal Register, November 16, 2015.