Allergen Bureau - Vital

Food allergen management,
labelling, and the
VITAL® Program

The Allergen Bureau provides industry guidance resources to assist with food allergen management, labelling, identifying potential allergens in your product, and determining whether and how they should be declared.

These best practice guidance resources are designed to help the food industry approach allergen management and labelling in a consistent manner.

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Essential industry guidance

Our essential industry guidance starts with these free resources.

These three best practice guidance resources will help every food producer understand what they must know about allergen management and labelling.


Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling

Start here for an overview of allergen management and labelling.


The Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling (FIGAML) describes industry best practice for the management of allergens, allergen labelling, and allergen communication.


Allergen Risk Review Website

Find detailed information about assessing allergen risk at every stage of the process to make food.


The Allergen Risk Review website (ARRW) is a freely available interactive factory map designed to assist the food industry with understanding the allergen status of its products.


VITAL® Program

Determine whether cross contact allergens are present at significant amounts and how to declare allergens for your product.


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 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.


Are you already proficient with the VITAL Program?
For the VITAL Online Calculator, VITAL Science, VITAL Training, the VITAL Standard, and more – visit VITAL Online.

Any questions?

The Allergen Bureau provides rapid responses to questions concerning the management of food allergen risks in food ingredients and manufactured foods.

See also

Food allergens

What are food allergens?
Clinical information.
Food allergen analysis.


The Allergen Bureau aims to bring a wealth of information to the industry.

Helpline & FAQs

Food allergen FAQs.
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