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The Journal of AOAC International has published a special issue dedicated to food allergens, with all 25 manuscripts available with open access. The Allergen Bureau team [...]
FAIR Health, an independent non-profit in the US that collects data for privately billed health insurance claims, has analysed spending on food allergy claims and published [...]
The new “Recipes to ingredients” functionality in VITAL Online has been developed in response to feedback from VITAL Training Providers and VITAL Users. The Allergen Bureau [...]
The School Nuts study, conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, is a cross-sectional population-based study that aims to measure the prevalence of food [...]
Four years after the death of 10-year old Melbourne boy Ronak Warty, the Victorian government has introduced a bill that will require all hospitals to report [...]
In the September 2017 Allergen Bureau eNews, we reported on the top ten visiting countries to the VITAL Online website in the two year period since [...]
The Members and colleagues of the Allergen Bureau are deeply saddened by the recent passing of our wonderful friend Julie. Julie was instrumental in the incorporation [...]
Research presented at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) suggests that almost half of U.S. adults with [...]
The Allergen Bureau’s VITAL (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling) Program is a standardised allergen risk assessment process for food industry.
Carrying out a VITAL risk assessment using the VITAL tools - including VITAL Online - assists a food company to thoroughly review the allergen status of all the ingredients and the processing conditions that contribute towards the allergen status of the finished product.
The VITAL Program produces a ‘labelling outcome’ that summarises the food allergens present in a food due to intentional inclusion as part of a recipe and where food allergens, present due to cross contact, should be included (or not) on the label in the form of the precautionary statement ‘May be present: XXX’.