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Guidance Table

Table 3N

Snack Foods

Process-related biological, chemical, and physical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Baked 1 Bread snacks, 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 Breadsticks, Mini Toast, Poori, Crostini, Pretzels, Crackers
Baked 2 Bread snacks, 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 Honey Mustard Pretzels, Garlic Bagel Chips, Cinnamon Mini Toast, Garlic and Herb Crackers
Baked 3 Bread Snacks with Filling, 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 Peanut Butter Pretzels, Cheese Pretzels
Baked 4 Bread Snacks with Filling, 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 Italian Cheese Pretzels, Buffalo Bleu Cheese Baked Snacks, Pepperoni Pizza Baked Snacks, Salsa Tortilla Baked Snacks
Baked 5 Grain snacks 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 Puffed Rice Snacks, Wheat Crackers, Rice Crackers, Whole Grain Crackers
Baked 6 Grain Snacks 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 Cheddar Cheese Rice Cakes, Caramel Corn Cakes
Fried 7 Chips, Puffs, Crisps, 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 Potato Chips, Corn Chips, Cheese Puffs, Lentil Chips, Sweet Potato Chips, Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps, Tortilla Chips, Corn Chips, Cheese Curls
Fried 8 Chips, Puffs, Crisps, 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 Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips, Barbecue Potato Chips, Sriracha Tortilla Chips
Fried 9 Bread snacks 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 Bagel Chips, Pita Chips
Fried 10 Bread snacks 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 Garlic Pita Crisps, Everything Bagel Chips
Fried 11 Dehydrated Fruit snacks 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 Plantain Chips, Banana Chips, Durian Chips, Jackfruit Chips, Apple Chips, Pineapple Chips
Fried 12 Grain snacks 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 Barley Grain Snack, Millet Grain Snack, Rice Grain Snacks, Multigrain Chips, Popped Popcorn
Fried 13 Grain Snacks 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 White Cheddar Popcorn, Harvest Cheddar Multigrain Chips, French Onion Multi-Grain Chips
Cold Pressed 14 Snack Food Bars 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 Granola Bars, Cranberry Almond Bars, Fruit and Nut Bars, Coated Bars
Other 15 Snack Blends 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 Trail mix; Ethnic Mexican Wheat Snack, Yogurt Covered Raisins, Coated Nuts
Other 16a Pudding and gelatin products Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Flavored Gelatin Snacks, Chocolate Pudding, Tapioca Pudding, Vanilla Pudding
Other 16b Pudding and gelatin products Refrigerated Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Flavored Gelatin Snacks, Chocolate Pudding, Tapioca Pudding, Vanilla Pudding
Other 17 Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts Frozen Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Ice Pops, Fruit Pops, Soy Milk Frozen Desserts, Sorbet