The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) issued guidance to the food industry advising manufacturers that peanuts and peanut-derived products used as food ingredients pose a risk of Salmonella contamination, according to a press release by CFSAN.
CFSAN also issued a companion bulletin to operators of food-service establishments and retail food stores that offer food products containing peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients.
The FDA will accept public comments on the guidance, which along with the bulletin was posted March 9 on the FDA's website ( Peanut-Derived Product Guidance and Peanut-Derived Product Bulletin ). Both are scheduled to be published soon in the Federal Register .
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