There are resources that can be used to help identify food safety hazards and establish preventive controls.


Consultants and technical experts – you may want to hire consultants that have expertise beyond your company’s abilities.

University specialists – some universities have experts in peanut hazards and controls

Government agencies – can help with regulatory requirements for hazard control

Trade associations – the American Peanut Council offers its members consulting, educational programs, and publications on peanut product hazards and controls


Regulatory guidance – FDA offers guidance on peanut hazards and control (page 212)

Trade association publications – the American Peanut Council published Good Management Practices for peanut products as well as research studies on hazards and risk management

Websites and agencies

FDA website – many guidance documents on food safety

FSPCA – Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance has various resource references