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ASDA Reference ASDA Requirement Conforms (Y/N) Comments

HACCP Specific reference must be made to Free From


products within the sites HACCP plan, risk
18.1 assessment and hazard analysis.

Product Formulation Product formulation and NPD procedures must


include details of Free From controls.
18.2a

Product Formulation Where product formulation is new you must


conduct factory production trials.
18.2b

Product reformulation Any reformulation of products must be assessed


through HACCP to ensure there is no new risk
18.3a associated to the product formulation.

Product reformulation Where reformulation is conducted (e.g. change


to raw material, change of supplier, alteration of
18.3b recipe) your Asda Technical contact and Product
Manager should be informed in writing and the
Aspect specification updated to reflect the
changes.

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Raw Material & Raw material & packaging supplier allergen
Packaging Supplier controls must be reviewed and confirmed as
Management suitable for Free from production. A regular
system of review should be in place.
18.4
Raw material ingredient lists must be fully
disclosed and reviewed to confirm suitability for
Free from production.

Any changes to raw materials (e.g. source,


supply or formulation) should be notified to you
and agreed with your Asda Technical Manager
and Product Manager prior to the change.

Reconditioned ingredients or oils are not


permitted for use in Asda Branded products.

Receiving Raw Where allergens are handled in the supply chain


Materials & Packaging a certificate of analysis or conformity including a
‘Free from’ statement should be provided with
18.5a each batch of received raw materials.

Where no allergens are handled a statement


should be provided by the raw material supplier
and kept on file.

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Receiving Raw All raw materials containing allergens should be
Materials & Packaging clearly labelled.

18.5b

Receiving Raw Receiving inspections should incorporate


Materials & Packaging allergen risks to ‘Free from’ ingredients.

18.5c

Product Handling A documented allergen policy should be in place.


18.8a All personnel involved in the development,
processing, monitoring or handling in part or in
full must have documented allergen training to a
level that is deemed suitable to the tasks being
complete, including Engineers and Ancillary staff.

Single use articles such as tray liners must not


be reused.

Personnel movements should be minimized


where handling allergens.

Product Handling Rework must be agreed with your Asda Product


Manager and documented on the Aspect
18.8b specification; rework must only go into a batch of

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the same product.

Product Handling Sampling instruments and/or devices should be


cleaned between each use.
18.8c

Cleaning Level of cleans required should be identified


through risk assessment considering equipment
18.10a design and allergen/non-allergen/free from
product manufacture.

Cleaning methods must be in place, be


appropriate for the level of clean required and
include key inspection points e.g. hard-to-clean
areas.

Cleaning All common equipment for allergen and free from


manufacture should be verified through visual
18.10b assessment and allergen detection testing as
free from ‘claimed’ allergens prior to the
manufacture of Asda Brand Free From products.

Cleaning All allergen verification methods must be


validated as suitable for each type of Asda Brand
18.10c Free From product through accredited laboratory
analysis including where recipe variations exist.

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Rapid test methods should not be used for
validation.

Re-validation frequency will be based on risk.

Waste Management Effective segregation will be in place to manage


allergen waste.
18.11

Product Testing Free From verification analysis will be based on


risk dependant on the Free From claims being
18.12a made, the risk to the consumer and the allergens
handled on the manufacturing site.

A documented risk assessment will be in place


that considers all associated risks and
determines testing frequencies.
E.g. where allergens are handled and equipment
is common a higher quantity of verification
testing will be required than where the equipment
areas are not common or the allergens are not
handled on site or in the raw material supply
chain.

Product Testing All in-house testing methods must be to a


recognised standard and validated as effective to
18.12b below the legal threshold limits or where a
threshold limit does not exist this must be the
lowest achievable limit of detection.

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Module Audits From 1st July 2015 you will be required to choose
the Asda Free From bolt-on module in
18.13 conjunction with the unannounced BRC audit
option 1 combined with the Asda AA bolt-on
module.

On-boarding For new suppliers the Free From on-boarding


process must be arranged directly with the Asda
18.14 Technical contact to schedule a date for the
assessment. The site must allow enough time for
the assessment to be carried to ensure product
integrity prior to launch.

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