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Guidance Table

Table 3L

Nuts and Seeds

Process-related biological, chemical, and physical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Nut and Seed Butters 19b Butters Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Hazelnut Butter
Other Nut and Seed Products 20 Single-component Pastes Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanut Paste, Lotus Seed Paste, Sesame Seed Paste/Tahini, Pistachio Paste, Pumpkin Seed Paste/Pipian
Nuts 3 Groundnuts, Roasted: In-shell, Unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Dry Roasted Peanuts (unsalted)
Nuts 4 Groundnuts, Roasted: Shelled, Unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Roasted Peanuts (unsalted)
Nuts 5 Groundnuts, Roasted: In-shell, Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Salted Peanuts, Barbecue Peanuts, Hickory Smoke Peanuts
Nuts 6 Groundnuts, roasted: Shelled, Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Honey Mustard Peanuts, Sweet Maui Onion Peanuts, Cocoa Peanuts
Nuts 9 Tree nuts, roasted: In-shell unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Filbert/Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Betel Nut, Gingko, Lotus Nuts
Nuts 10 Tree nuts, roasted: Shelled, unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Filbert/Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Betel Nut, Gingko, Lotus Nuts
Nuts 11 Tree nuts, roasted: In-shell Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Salted Macadamia Nuts, Spicy Jalapeno Pistachios, Lemon and Lime Pistachios,
Nuts 12 Tree nuts, roasted: Shelled, Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Spicy Almonds, Hickory Smoked Almonds, Hot Chili Pepper Roasted Pistachios, Cinnamon and Sugar Walnuts, Cocoa Coated Almonds
Nut and Seed Butters 19a Butters Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Hazelnut Butter
Edible Seeds 15 In-Shell, Roasted, Unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Pumpkin, Sunflower, Melon
Edible Seeds 16 Shelled/No Shell , Roasted, Unseasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Pumpkin, Sunflower, Melon, Hemp, Sesame, Flaxseed/Linseed
Edible Seeds 17 In-Shell, Roasted, Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Salted Pumpkin Seeds, Barbecue Sunflower Seeds, Dill Sunflowers Seeds, Ranch Sunflower Seeds
Edible Seeds 18 Shelled/No Shell , Roasted, Seasoned Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Seeds, Tomato Italioano Pumpkin Seeds, Sea Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Other Nut and Seed Products 22 Coconut Products Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Metal Shredded Coconut, Coconut Flakes, Toasted Coconut
Edible Seeds 13 In-Shell, Raw Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Pumpkin, Sunflower, Melon
Edible Seeds 14 Shelled, Raw Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Metal,Glass (when product packed in glass) Pumpkin, Sunflower, Melon
Nuts 1 Groundnuts, Raw: In-shell Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanuts
Nuts 2 Groundnuts, Raw: Shelled Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanuts
Nuts 7 Tree Nuts, Raw: In-Shell Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Filbert/Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Betel Nut, Gingko, Lotus Nuts, Coconuts
Nuts 8 Tree Nuts, Raw: Shelled Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Filbert/Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Betel Nut, Gingko, Lotus Nuts
Other Nut and Seed Products 21 Nut Flours Shelf-Stable Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Coconut Flour, Almond Flour, Pistachio Flour, Pumpkin Seed Flour