Food Allergens: Issues and Solutions for the Food Product Manufacturer

True food allergies affect a relatively small percentage of people nationwide. Food intolerances as well as consumers' false associations between food and illness are much more common than actual allergic reactions.

Nevertheless, adverse physical reactions to food are of growing concern to both consumers and to food product manufacturers. Liability and recall issues, as well as recent changes to labeling laws, have had a significant impact on the way food manufacturers develop and process their products.

To address these issues, FARRP presents the Food Allergens: Issues and Solutions for the Food Product Manufacturer workshop on September 28 - 29, 2011.

This two day course examines everything from the scientific basis of food allergies to the allergen issues facing the food industry today - as well as the recommended solutions or "best practices" for dealing with this important issue.

Agenda and speakers subject to change

Course Highlights

  • Scientific aspects of food allergies
  • Food allergies from the consumer's perspective
  • Allergen recalls and labeling laws
  • Industry issues and solutions
  • Strategies for allergen control

Who Should Attend?

  • Personnel in production, manufacturing, engineering and product development
  • Marketing professionals
  • Public relations and crisis management teams
  • Dietitians
  • Legal personnel
  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Consumer complaint respondents
  • QA/QC professionals
  • Sanitarians
  • Plant Managers



To receive the early registration price, have your registration in before Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Please note all participants will be responsible for their transportation expenses and accommodation fees at the Hyatt Regency – O’Hare Hotel. Registration cost does include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the days of the workshop.

Before August 31, 2011After August 30, 2011
FARRP Member Early $730FARRP Member Regular $755
Non-Member Early $860Non-Member Regular $885


Online Registration

Alternate Forms of Registration

Print and Mail:
Fill out the registration form on the workshop brochure or download a copy of the Registration Form. Mail the completed registration form along with a check made out to “FARRP” to:

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP)
Food Allergens Workshop
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
c/o Pat Gergen
257 Food Industry Complex
Lincoln, NE 68583-0955

Continuing Education Credits

We are able to offer continuing education credit for your attendance at this workshop (14 hours = 1.4 credits) through the University of Nebraska. The charge is $30 per registrant. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like continuing education credit. 

Cancellation Policy

The registration fee is only refundable if the workshop is filled or cancelled. No refunds will be given if your attendance is not possible. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute in your place.


Hyatt Regency - O'Hare Hotel
9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 847-696-1234
Toll-free: 800-233-1234
Fax: 847-698-0139

Room Rates

A block of rooms have been reserved for the Food Allergens Workshop. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations.

  • Special room rate of $165/night, single or double occupancy
  • Cutoff date for the special room rate – Tuesday, August 30, 2011. After Tuesday, August 30, 2011 rooms and rates subject to availability


Dress for the meeting is Business Casual. As meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate for a large group, it is recommended that you layer your clothing.


  • Complimentary O’Hare airport shuttle service provided by the hotel
    • Runs every 15 - 20 minutes.
    • Follow the red Shuttle signs at the airport to the designated pick-up area, O’Hare bus/Shuttle Center Door One.
    • Shuttle buses are blue with white signage that reads Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
    • For pick-up between 12:00 midnight and 4:00 a.m., guests must call the hotel directly.
    • International travelers must use the courtesy phone inside the terminal.
  • Taxi service is available from the lower curb of all terminals at the O’Hare International Airport. Approximate cost O’Hare to Hyatt Regency is $10 - $12. 


For those driving, the hotel is easily accessible to all major highways.

Hyatt Regency Rosemont Illinois


The average temperatures in September vary from highs of 74oF (23oC) to lows of 55oF (13oC).

Local Dining

The hotel is located near many restaurants. We have compiled a short list of these nearby restaurants. For a more complete list of area restaurants and shops, visit under guest services.

For Additional Information Contact:

Pat Gergen, FARRP
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phone: 402-472-5302
Fax: 402-472-5307
Thomas Pfister, FARRP
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phone: 402-472-6021
Fax: 402-472-5307