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Last Updated: December 20, 2013

Topic: Third-Party Food Safety Certification

Overview:

Third-party food safety certification requests from retailers have increased in frequency following the peanut recalls of 2009; requests vary between retailers from simple good-manufacturing-practices audits to compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative standard. 

Statement:

The National Confectioners Association and its members share a commitment to ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, specifically the safety and wholesomeness of candy products. NCA regularly offers food safety education and other resources to all of its members. Confectionery manufacturers in the United States comply with all FDA and state-by-state regulations and follow guidelines for good manufacturing practices that are among the strictest in the world.


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