Effective Allergen Management
Publish Date: 04 April 2022
Use with BRCGS Standards - food, storage and distribution, packaging materials, gluten-free and consumer products.
Managing allergens provides a significant challenge for suppliers across the food, packaging and consumer goods supply chains.
This guidance has been designed to provide further explanation of the allergen management requirements of several BRCGS Standards and to aid individuals and companies in the development of robust allergen management systems and procedures that adequately meet requirements.
While the guidance concentrates on food safety, allergen management features in requirements in our global standards on storage and distribution, packaging materials, gluten-free and consumer products.
Allergen management affects all aspects of the Standard. Even if allergens are not specifically mentioned in the wording of the requirement a failure to meet the requirement could lead to an allergen issue in the production cycle.
The guidance will look at key themes in detail and consider their part in a comprehensive allergen management system. The guidance should be read in conjunction with those parts of a Standard that specifically reference allergen management.
Written with input and assistance from Campden BRI.