Food allergens can be a major safety concern for food manufacturers and packagers. As a food manufacturer, you know you are responsible for the safety of your products. With an estimated 16 million Americans with food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18, allergen contamination is of high concern.
Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to make sure they keep allergen contamination out of their production facilities. Cross-contamination can occur from inadequate cleaning of a production line so that residue from an allergen remains on the line and is picked up by the next product being made there.