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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13th-16th May 2019

The 3rd Food Allergen Management Symposium – FAMS2019 – will be held at State Library Victoria, Melbourne from 13-16 May 2019.

Go to FAMS 2019 website

Food industry, researchers, clinicians, dietitians, consumer groups, regulators and legislators with an interest in food allergy and food allergen management should attend FAMS2019.

The Food Allergen Management Symposium is a biennial international symposium held in Australasia. FAMS2019 will provide a unique opportunity for the ANZ and international food industry to learn from, and interact with, some of the key global figures in food allergy and food allergen management.

The State Library’s beautiful new heritage gallery, the Isabella Fraser Room, will be the venue for the FAMS2019 welcome reception on the evening of Monday 13 May 2019. The symposium will then begin on Tuesday 14 May until midday Thursday 16 May 2019. A selection of specialised, interactive workshops will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 16 May 2019.

Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world. Explore the spectacular buildings of State Library Victoria in this 360° interactive tour.

FAMS2019 is proudly presented by the Allergen Bureau, Dairy Food Safety Victoria, National Measurement Institute, and University NSW.

The Organising Committee invites expressions of interest to sponsor FAMS2019. Sponsorship EOI should be directed to Ray Murphy, Manager Allergen Bureau

Food Safety & Compliance Conference 2019

20 – 21 March 2019
Auckland, New Zealand

THE FOOD SAFETY & COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE 2019 brings together leading experts delivering insights on regulations, compliance, allergen, testing and more. A big focus will be on traceability given the recent strawberry contamination issues in Australia and New Zealand. Hear from GS1, who will further delve into this incident and identify best practice to mitigate this going forward.

As consumers’ expectations change and evolve in both New Zealand and abroad, there is greater imperative to provide traceability and authenticity throughout the food supply chain.

THE FOOD SAFETY & COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE provides an opportunity to develop strategies that will allow you to deliver the transparency required.

Find out more about the conference here.

Food Allergy Forum

2nd international conference
1-3 April 2019
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd international conference of the Food Allergy Forum, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 1-3 April 2019.

Food allergy is one of the most common health disorders in the Western world affecting about three per cent of the total population. Food allergy is potentially lethal, and its health impact is higher than that posed by all known chemicals and microbes in food. Additionally, the economic impact of food allergy is immense.

The main objectives of the Food Allergy Forum are: providing a unique platform to exchange information and experiences on the various aspects of food allergy; reviewing current knowledge related to food allergy; and discussing strategies for prevention and control of food allergy ensuring food safety and protecting human health.

Find out more about the forum here.


EAACI Congress 2019

European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
1-5 June 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

Why should you attend the EAACI Congress 2019?

The EAACI Congress 2019 has:

  • More than 7000 participants in 2018 – extensive networking and knowledge sharing
  • 7 plenary symposia & 45 symposia – discover the latest trands in immunology and allergy
  • Access to a unique learning programme  – engage in interactive workshops and poster sessions

2019 AIFST Convention

Feeding the Future: Challenges and Opportunities
1-2 July 2019
Sydney, Australia

Further information regarding the convention will be uploaded early 2019.

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