2nd Food Allergen Management Symposium (FAMS2017) – 21-24 May 2017, Sydney Australia


The 2nd Food Allergen Management Symposium (FAMS2017) provides a unique opportunity for food industry, researchers, dieticians, clinicians and consumer groups to come together to address the needs of the food allergic consumer. In bringing together a diverse mix of key stakeholders, the FAMS2017 program will allow information sharing, new learnings and stimulate collaborative and innovative approaches to the future harmonisation of food allergen management.

 Improved food allergen management is the focus of many initiatives around the world. Providing the allergic consumer with the best outcomes requires strong collaboration and consistent communication from all food allergen management stakeholders. These drivers are reflected in the theme of FAMS2017, “Global harmonisation of food allergy management – collaboration, innovation, science and communication”.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Steve Taylor – Professor in the Dept. of Food Science & Technology and Director of the Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska, USA
  • Dr Kate Grimshaw – Research Fellow, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
  • Professor Clare Mills – Professor of Allergy at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr Jonathon Houirhane – Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Associate Professor Joe Baumert – Associate Professor and Co-Director FARRP, University of Nebraska, USA

FAMS2017 will include the Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop which aims to build on the increased awareness and improved communication of best practice food allergen management from the highly successful First Workshop in November 2016, in Shanghai, China.

FAMS2017 and the Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop are organised by  the: ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture of the University of New South Wales; Allergen Bureau; National Measurement Institute; and University Laval.

 Updates on FAMS2017 will be provided through the Allergen Bureau website and in our monthly eNews.