Feb 21, 2024


Consider & assess cross-contact from farming & primary processing

Undeclared allergens are often present in food due to cross-contact that occurred somewhere along the supply chain. It is particularly difficult to determine and assess the risk of allergen cross-contact in agricultural raw materials because of the complexity of supply chains, the sporadic and unpredictable nature of the cross-contact, and sometimes, the lack of information.

The Allergen Bureau is one of the most prominent industry bodies representing food industry allergen management. In line with their vision to lead the global food industry in best-practice allergen management, they have developed a practical guideline and raw material risk-assessment matrix questionnaire to help the food industry assess and manage agricultural and raw material cross-contact risks.

The masterclass will help you understand the risks associated with agricultural and raw material cross-contact, and give guidance on which questions to ask, how to develop testing plans, and how to assess and interpret risk.


  • What is agricultural allergen cross-contact? (with examples)
  • The function and components of the Allergen Bureau’s agricultural cross-contact guideline and risk-assessment tool
  • How to determine how many samples must be analysed
  • How the tool can be used to complete supplier and ingredient risk assessments and validate specifications

Who should attend:

  • Raw material specialists
  • Food safety manager
  • Supplier quality-assurance team
  • Supplier audit teams
  • Internal and external food safety auditing teams
  • Food safety team
  • Food safety professionals
  • Product development teams

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