The Allergen Bureau presents regular seminars and conferences in Australia and New ZealandOur events provide participants opportunities to find out the latest information on allergen management and discuss issues and challenges associated with allergen management tools.

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FOOD ALLERGY AND ALLERGEN MANAGEMENT WEBINARS

3 events between March – May 2018

The Allergen Bureau is pleased to be delivering a series of three, one hour, live webinars on the topic of food allergy and allergen management in March, April and May 2018. This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme, delivered by The Allergen Bureau. Webinar attendees will be able to watch and interact with the webinar presenters via the AusIndustry webinar portal.

The webinars will cover the fundamentals of food allergy and food allergens, industry best practice for allergen management, allergen labelling and food recalls. Experts have been invited to participate and will share their knowledge and experience on specialist topics such as laboratory allergen analysis and the application of allergen management at their manufacturing site. These webinars will create a valuable resource to assist in understanding food allergens, why they should be considered and how to ensure that they are identified, managed, controlled and labelled on food products.

The webinars will be appropriate for food manufacturers, marketers and importers. Seminar attendees will learn the basics of what food allergens are, why their consideration is integral to food safety and quality assurance and how to address allergen management in a food business.

The dates and topics of the webinars are as follows:

Webinar One     Food Allergen Fundamentals: Thursday 22nd March 2018 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Webinar Two     Identification & Control of Food Allergens: Thursday 19th April 2018 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Webinar Three  Allergen Labelling & Recalls: Thursday 24th May 2018 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm

For more information about this free event, please email eplearningevents@industry.gov.au.

To register now for these free webinars go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/webinar-series-food-allergens-registration-41932070953

NZIFST Conference 2018

3-5 July 2018
Hamilton, NZ
GFSI: Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere

Visit the conference website for more information.

SYMPOSIUM:
Frontiers in Food Allergy and Allergen Risk Assessment and Management

18-20 April 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Following the end of iFAAM – the EU funded collaborative research project on “Integrated Approaches to Food Allergy and Food Allergen Management”, ILSI Europe is organizing a symposium 18-20 April 2018, in Barcelona, Spain. This symposium will provide an ideal forum to disseminate the evidence, knowledge and tools developed in the iFAAM project to stakeholders and actors involved in food allergen and food allergy management gloibally. The symposium will also identify key activities required for further implementation.

Themes addressed will include:

  • Patterns, prevalence and severity of reactions
  • Prevention of food allergy
  • Factors affecting sensitivity of allergic individuals and severity of reactions
  • Evidence based risk assessment
  • Allergen analysis in foods
  • Reactions in the community
  • Allergenicity risk assessment for novel foods and GMOs

Save the date and be part of this forum to address current and future challenges in food allergy and food allergen management.
The MoniQA Association is consortium partner of iFAAM and supports the international efforts to make precautionary food allergen labeling more transparent for consumers and to provide a sustainable online toolbox for allergen management along the food supply chain.

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10th Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies

7-8 May 2018, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown

The Bureau of Chemical Safety in Health Canada’s Food Directorate and the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) are sponsoring the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies to take place in Toronto, ON, Canada on May 7– 9, 2018. The event will kick off with a reception the evening of Sunday, May 6, 2018.

As a follow-up to the 2016 workshop organized by Health Canada and FARRP, the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at increasing consultation, information exchange, and harmonization in the area of food allergens and analytical methods for food allergens.

The Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at gathering scientists, chemists, analysts and other representatives from government agencies, university, industry and consumer associations, to discuss issues related to detection, identification, characterization, and control of allergen residues in foods.

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