This book is the proceedings from a national conference on allergen management. Two leading research bodies, Leatherhead Food International (LFI), in conjunction with Campden BRI, hosted the conference to support the awareness and management of food allergens on the food industry. With food recalls due to cross contamination of allergens or incorrect allergen labelling an expensive problem for the food industry and dangerous for food-allergic consumers. Food Chain Allergen Management provides vital information on the tools available to enable businesses to manage allergens in the food chain. The book also includes information on allergen controls, the prevalence of food allergies, allergen management thresholds, auditing and retailer expectations. Essential reading for academics and industrialists in food science.
1. Development of Allergen Management Thresholds; 2. Allergen Management - Accidental to Acrimonious: Allergy Recalls and Contamination Issues; 3. Anaphylaxis Campaign Standard; 4. Controlling and Communicating; 5. Allergens: Building The Foundations for A Robust Programme; 6. Standards, Especially Allergen Control, Audits, Internal Inspections and Third Party; 7. Supply and Factory Control; 8. I Want it All and I Want it Now! 9. Regulatory Control; 10. Allergen Cleaning Project; 11. Patterns and Prevalence of Food Allergy Across Europe; 12. Allergens - The Most Vulnerable Areas of a Food Factory