Latest Allergen Bureau News
The Allergen Bureau Ltd
Monday, 06 May 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Allergen Bureau became incorporated as 'The Allergen Bureau Ltd' on 22 March 2013! We thank all of our Founding Members and Member Companies for their support since the Allergen Bureau commenced in 2005. The Allergen Bureau Board looks forward to working with all of you in this next stage of our journey.
Your Allergen Bureau Board is:
- Kirsten Grinter, Allergen Bureau President (Nestle);
- Robin Sherlock, Allergen Bureau Vice President (DTS FACTA);
- Neil Smith, Honorary Treasurer (Kraft Foods); and
- Julie Newlands, Honorary Secretary (Unilever Australasia)
These Directors provide voluntary, unpaid services to the Allergen Bureau and we gratefully acknowledge the generous support they receive from their employer companies in this capacity.
Industry Seminar 2013 Presentations
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Following on from our highly successful 2013 Allergen Bureau Industry Seminars in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, the Allergen Bureau are pleased to now make available the presentations from these events.
The main objective of these seminars was to keep industry informed about current activities around allergen management and to increase awareness of Allergen Bureau priority projects.
Click here to view the presentations.
Advertise on the Allergen Bureau Services Directory
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
The Allergen Bureau Online Services Directory is your chance to present your organisation’s products and services 24/7 to a very targeted audience.
Our Online Services Directory is:
- An effective and cost effective means of promoting directly to your targeted market
- Highly respected and widely trusted as a leading source of up-to-date food allergen news and information
- An opportunity to promote specialist services and products to key decision makers
ASCIA Infant Feeding and Maternal Diet Advice
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Recent media reports regarding an association between breastfeeding and parent-reported nut allergy may cause confusion amongst parents. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) would like to clarify that no changes to infant feeding or maternal diet should be made based on these reports.
ASCIA Infant Feeding Advice remains as follows:
- Breastfeeding is recommended for at least 6 months for many reasons and is encouraged for as long as the mother and infant wish to continue.
- Excluding allergenic foods from the maternal diet is not recommended as there is no evidence that this prevents allergies.
- Introducing complementary solid foods from around 4-6 months, whilst still breastfeeding, is supported by current evidence published in peer reviewed journals affiliated with professional paediatric and allergy/immunology medical organisations. Giving one new food at a time is advised and if a food is tolerated, continue to give this as a part of a varied diet. If there is any reaction to any food, you should seek medical advice and that food should be avoided until your child is reviewed by a medical practitioner with experience in food allergy.
VITAL 2.0 (May 2012)
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The Allergen Bureau is pleased to release VITAL 2.0.
VITAL 2.0 includes a new VITAL Guide and new VITAL calculator, as well as other support information to help you understand, implement and manage VITAL in your business.
VITAL 2.0 has been developed through broad industry engagement and industry support. The Allergen Bureau encourage you to continue to provide feedback and discussion points so that VITAL continues to deliver industry benefits.
To enhance the release of VITAL 2.0 we recently completed a project focused on alignment of training material to support an increase in Allergen Bureau endorsed VITAL training providers and an increase in the availability of VITAL training workshops. The alignment of VITAL training material ensures consistency of message about VITAL which will help to drive consistent training delivery as well as consistent application across the industry.