Edison Grainery recognizes the “Big 8” major food allergens as identified in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004; Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, and Soybeans.
With the exception of prepacked cheese packs for our Q Mac, our is production is free from the Big 8. We do offer a variety of sesame seeds to our customers.
Allergen statements for each of the products offered by Edison Grain & Edison Grainery are available: http://edisongrain.com/products/
Locate which product and click on Technical Data Sheets
Most allergen statements are on page 2 or 3. Here you’ll see what’s on our supplier’s equipment.
Our product line does share some equipment. Here’s how we prevent food from cross contact and misbranding:
Sequencing our production schedule. We group like products to promote efficiency and prevent ingredient cross contact.
We require our suppliers to provide allergen statements so we have full knowledge of their allergen profile, and we verify that they employ sound allergen management practices.
Products containing allergens are received and stored in our dedicated allergen warehouse.
Strict sanitation practices are maintained for cleaning equipment and utensils.
Employees practice good hygiene, and traffic flow is managed between allergen and non-allergen areas of the facility.
Allergen labeling verification prevents undeclared allergens.
Sanitation is the foundation of Edison Grain Incorporated’s food safety program. We have developed comprehensive Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) intended to prevent food from becoming adulterated and that establish adequate and appropriate steps to protect against contamination and allergen cross-contact.
Category changeover – Production of one category such as beans is completed and before we begin production of a different category such as cereals, all equipment is removed from our packing rooms, brought into our sanitation station where equipment and utensils undergo a rigorous cleaning process.
Our sanitation protocols are verified with ATP (adenosine Triphosphate) swabs to ensure surfaces have been cleaned thoroughly so that new product runs are not contaminated by prior product, and to ensure biofilms are not developing on the surface that could affect quality.
Ingredient changeover: This occurs when we run like product such as organic red kidney beans and then change over to organic garbanzo beans. Rather than a complete breakdown and removal of all equipment, everything is cleaned in place (CIP) and must pass an ATP swab test.
All operations, including receiving/shipping, storage, processing and packing, are conducted in accordance with sanitation principles. Our SSOPs prioritize the practice of adequately cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining all equipment and utensils. Appropriate quality control activities are employed to ensure that our food is suitable for human consumption and that our packaging materials are safe. A team of HACCP and PQCI trained individuals are assigned various responsibilities to uphold our overall sanitation standards.
Edison Grain’s sanitation program includes the following elements intended to protect against contamination and allergen cross-contact:
Ensuring adequate facility design and maintenance;
Sanitary facility controls for water quality, plumbing, sewage disposal, toilet facilities, hands-free washing facilities, and waste management;
Employee hygiene standards and procedures;
A pest control program;
Use of equipment and utensils adequately designed for their purpose and properly maintained;
Procedures for cleaning and sanitation of food-contact and non-food-contact surfaces;
Use of cleaning compounds and sanitizers that are safe and adequate and that are in compliance with National Organic Program standards;
Scheduling for sanitation activities:
A comprehensive sanitation checklist is completed daily and covers all areas of the facility including production rooms, warehouse areas, docks, bathrooms, changing rooms, and employee kitchen;
Production room non-food-contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized daily before production, between each new product run, and after production;
Food-contact equipment and utensils are cleaned and sanitized between each new product run and at the end of the day in a wet clean shower area and allowed to dry overnight;
Sanitation verification activities including:
Pre-production ATP swabbing of food contact equipment to verify sanitation effectiveness;
Quarterly environmental monitoring, with testing for Salmonella and Listeria;
Annual air and water monitoring.
Records for monitoring, verification, and corrective actions are established and maintained to satisfy the requirements of our SSOPs and reviewed annually by a third-party certification agency.
All regulatory compliance documents are available for you to review http://edisongrain.com/
Jeffrey, Amy & Lyndsy Barnes
Edison Grain Incorporated
Edison Brands, LLC