Eight major foods or food groups–milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans– account for 90 percent of food allergies and at present, there is no cure for food allergies *source www.fda.gov , http://1.usa.gov/neLRZ9
Therefore, but it’s obvious the food allergic consumer must avoid the food to which the consumer is allergic.
One option to aid the consumer is for the manufacturer to record and document such allergen details within their products and associated ingredients, to provide such information on ingredient declarations and product labels.
ProcessForce provides such a solution to define allergens as part of the ingredient definition and product master details. If a product contains multiple ingredients, for example a manufacturer purchases milk chocolate with nuts. All the allergens associated with the products ingredients i.e. milk, tree nuts and peanuts are rolled up, therefore ensuring no allergen is missed for declaration purposes.