Last Updated: January 30, 2014Topic: Allergens
The confectionery industry makes every effort to protect consumers with food allergies through labeling as well as comprehensive food safety systems.
The candy industry is committed to providing consumers with safe and wholesome food products. Our members are keenly aware of the challenges that food allergens present and have comprehensive quality assurance programs in place to ensure product safety. The manufacture and labeling of candy products is strictly regulated by federal and state agencies.
To ensure the production of safe candy products our members comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as required by FDA as well their own Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs.
NCA will continue to work with FDA and the food allergic population, including the Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization representing people with food allergies, to ensure that ingredient labels on candy are clear and informative and that good manufacturing practices for allergens are used throughout the confectionery industry. Consumers and parents of kids with allergies should read this NCA guidance on food allergies. NCA members can access information on allergen handling and labeling practices on NCA’s Food Safety Resources page.