Resources for Food Manufacturers

People with food allergies rely on the food industry to provide accurate ingredient information and follow safe food handling procedures.

To prevent allergic reactions, individuals with food allergies rely on accurate ingredient information and safe food handling procedures. The material in this section is designed to help provide food industry professionals with the information you need to help keep individuals with food allergies safe.

Allergen Control Plan for Food Processors

This brochure, developed by the Food Allergy Research & Resource Program and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, provides a framework for managing food allergens for food processors.

Components of an Effective Allergen Control Plan

Allergy Alerts and Ingredient Notices

FARE issues Allergy Alerts for food recalls that involve only the FDA-defined top 8 food allergens (milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts), as issued by the FDA, the USDA, or the manufacturer. FARE also works with manufacturers to issue Ingredient Notices to our subscribers about upcoming changes in their products. If you would like to notify FARE of a recall or ingredient change, please email Stephanie Quick at

Additional resources that food manufacturers may find useful: