Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, food and drink companies must develop plans for preventing allergen contamination or mislabeling. "Once it's determined the ingredient is needed, then it's important to make sure the processes are in place to control it," said Gale Prince, president of SAGE Food Safety Consultants. "This includes receiving, product development, formulating, training the processing staff, the Q.A. staff and even the people who are buying the ingredients."

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