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The Allergen Bureau is delighted to be collaborating with the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) to offer the inaugural Allergen Bureau Award [...]
In 2004, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) stipulated specific labelling requirements for the eight most significant food allergens in the US: milk; [...]
This free event, the last of three webinars delivered by the Allergen Bureau focussing on food allergy and allergen management, is hosted by the Department of [...]
A recent review of tree nut allergy has been published that sets out current knowledge of the nine most common tree nuts that cause allergic reactions: [...]
Recent reports indicate the global food allergen testing market was valued at USD 518 million in 2016 and new projections claim it is expected to reach [...]
Food Allergy Week is an important annual initiative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia that aims to raise awareness about food allergy in Australia, help reduce the [...]
This free event, the second of three webinars delivered by the Allergen Bureau focussing on food allergy and allergen management, is hosted by the Department of [...]
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is working on a proposal to implement a Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) system, which should result in simpler, clearer, [...]
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’.