FARRP-Sponsored Workshop Series


All New FARRP Workshop

Effective Food Allergen Management Workshop

Join us in Chicago to gain practical information and hands-on experiences to enable you to develop and implement effective, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-compliant food allergen control programs in your facilities and organization.

  • March 22-24, 2016
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
    9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.
    Rosemont, IL 60018
  • Registration open

Food Allergen Methodologies

Ninth Workshop on Food Allergens Methodologies will be May 4-6, 2016 in Ottawa Canada. 

The Bureau of Chemical Safety in Health Canada's Food Directorate and the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) sponsored the Eighth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies May 5-8, 2014 in Vancouver, BC  Canada.  The next workshop will be May 4-6, 2016 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.  The event will kick off with a reception the evening of Tues. May 3, 2016.  The 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.  Sample topics of discussion are:

  • Approaches to regulation/control of food allergen
  • Analytical method development/evaluation and validation/harmonization
  • Risk assessment/risk management - Impact on methodology development
  • Development of reference materials
  • International approaches
  • Gluten-Free:  Regulatory Update and Analytical Challenges
  • Impact of processing on food allergen detection
Please keep checking this website for updates that will be forthcoming soon.  We anticipate a tentative agenda to be posted by late next week.  Registration will open at the beginning of 2016. 
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.

Training Video

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
Phone: 402-472-5302
E-mail: pgergen2@unl.edu

Updated 8 December, 2015