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FDA issues letter to manufacturers on the use of allergenic proteins in foods


Apr 14, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter reminding developers and manufacturers of new plant varieties who intend to transfer genes for proteins that are food allergens (including allergens from foods identified as major food allergens) into new plant varieties used for food of the relevant legal requirements for these products.

The FDA is asking developers to consider the food safety risks posed by such allergens and plan early in development to manage the risks.  In addition to the food safety risks, if unexpected and unlabeled allergens enter the food supply, this could have other consequences for food producers, such as needing to recall the affected products.


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