Effective Food Allergen Management WorkshopWatch website for dates of next workshop
For many food processors, food allergens remain among the most challenging food safety concerns to manage, and undeclared food allergens are the most common cause of FDA food recalls. With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it is more critical than ever to have well-documented, effective allergen management programs.
Food Allergen MethodologiesTenth Workshop on Food Allergens Methodologies - May, 2018
The Bureau of Chemical Safety in Health Canada's Food Directorate and the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) are planning the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies.
As a follow-up to the 2016 workshop organized by Health Canada and FARRP, the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at increasing consultation, information exchange, and harmonization in the area of food allergens and analytical methods for food allergens.
The Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at gathering scientists, chemists, analysts and other representatives from government agencies, university, industry and consumer associations, to discuss issues related to detection, identification, characterization, and control of allergen residues in foods.
Various topics to be discussed:
- Approaches to regulation/control of food allergens
- Analytical method development / evaluation and validation/harmonization
- Risk assessment / risk management – Impact on methodology development
- Agricultural comingling as source of allergens
- International approaches
- Precautionary labeling perspectives
- Sampling considerations
Tree Nut Webinar
The "Allergen Control and Safe Nut Processing Practices" is a free webinar that provides an introduction to allergen control tools that can assure prevention of cross-contact of tree nut allergens, practical information about food allergies and how to safely produce non-nut containing foods as well as nut-containing foods. We would like to acknowledge the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation for underwriting this webinar.
Although in-person training is ideal, FARRP also has developed a video training package through a partnership with Silliker, Inc.:
On Site Consultation and Training
FARRP is known for its leadership in allergen awareness, testing and prevention. Let the FARRP experts help your company minimize the risk of allergen cross-contact in your production facility.
FARRP staff will provide in-plant troubleshooting to help assess and address clean-up issues and recall problems. Contact FARRP today to discuss consulting services and fees.
FARRP experts are available for many training opportunities. These include on-site training at manufacturer location by FARRP experts on a consulting fee basis. Subjects covered include: food allergens, allergen sanitation issues, allergen control strategies, safety of genetically modified foods, and more.
For additional information contact:
Pat Gergen, FARRP
University of Nebraska
Updated 11 April, 2017