Food Allergy Research and Resource Program
FARRP was established in 1995 as a cooperative venture between the University of Nebraska and seven founding industry charter members. Today, FARRP has more than 70 member companies, more than one dozen staff members and several graduate students. FARRP has two primary missions:
Develop and provide the food industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to allergenic foods.
Develop and provide the agricultural biotechnology industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to novel foods and food ingredients including genetically modified products.
FARRP takes a comprehensive approach working with and collaborating with research institutions, governmental authorities, consumer groups, and scientific societies around the globe to share our experience and knowledge to improve the safety of food products for consumers with food allergies and sensitivities.
The FARRP Analytical Laboratory has received A2LA/ISO accreditation.
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to Section 112 of the FDS Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) issued the first guidelines for school management of food allergies. The CDC publication "Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs" can be downloaded at the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies (PDF 10MB, 108 pages) or free copies may be obtained by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-232-4636 or TTY 1-888-232-6348. (Posted 11/4/13)
Updated 7 August, 2014
Important Holiday Closedown Information
FARRP will be closed on the following Holidays:
- Labor Day - Monday, September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Break -
Thursday, November 27, 2014 and will reopen Monday, December 1, 2014
Christmas/New Year Break -
Wednesday, December 24, 2013, and will reopen Monday, January 5, 2014
- Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 19, 2015
- Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015
- Independence Day - 2015