J. Peter Clark

The two key strategies in food processing to prevent inadvertent inclusion of allergenic materials are separation and dedication, according to Kevin Farnum, Director of Sanitation for General Mills, Inc. Minneapolis, Minn. (phone 763-764-3534). Separation means removing food allergenic residues through good cleaning and sanitation, and scheduling (separation in time) so that allergen-containing products are produced in the last run of the production schedule.

Some of the eight allergens of most concern.Dedication may mean a dedicated plant…

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