• Become a member of the Allergen Bureau

    Join the Allergen Bureau today and manage the allergen risks within your foods and help your customers manage their choice when shopping

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  • Allergen Risk Review Website

    Allergen risk review is the process of thoroughly investigating the allergen status of food.

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    Allergen Risk Review Website
  • Hear from the experts

    VITAL 3.0 and Allergen Management Guidance Breakfast Seminars are being held in Christchurch & Auckland in February 2020 & Brisbane in March 2020

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VITAL ®

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.’.

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