Join the Allergen Bureau today and manage the allergen risks within your foods and help your customers manage their choice when shoppingFind out more about membership
Allergen risk review is the process of thoroughly investigating the allergen status of food.Find out more
VITAL 3.0 and Allergen Management Guidance Breakfast Seminars are being held in Christchurch & Auckland in February 2020 & Brisbane in March 2020Find Out More
The Allergen Bureau provides rapid responses to questions concerning the management of food allergen risks in food ingredients and manufactured foods in Australia and New Zealand. With food allergens becoming a rising issue for consumers we are set to help you manage allergen risk effectively.
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: allergen x, allergen y.’.