How to meet the requirements of the Food Information Regulations and the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Version 7
With a growing incidence of food allergies, a rising number of product recalls associated with the presence of allergens (many due to mis-labelled products), the raised consumer awareness through the Food Information Regulations and BRC Version 7 requirements, industry is looking for greater certainty in what it needs to do. In order to protect allergic consumers from exposure to undeclared allergens, many food manufacturers have implemented allergen control programmes founded on risk assessment (using HACCP principals) & utilising prerequisite programmes. As there is currently no regulatory guidance with respect to the management of allergen cross-contamination this has led to an inconsistency in allergen risk assessment, mitigation and management systems. This Breakfast Club will cover the evolution of allergen risk assessment from a pure ‘hazard’ to a risk based ‘approach’ and describe how recent advances in allergen knowledge (potency, prevalence and severity) can be used in allergen risk assessment. As has been seen with the new Food Information Regulations, the way allergens are labelled in both a pre packed and non pre-packed have changed. This linked to the Scientific community appearing to be getting closer to recommending possible thresholds for a range of allergens it is obvious we will see significant changes in the way legislation covers this important area. This presentation discusses these changes and the legislative impact. This is the ideal forum for businesses to gain an update to allergen controls and regulations and will provide opportunities for delegates to discuss in detail their requirements, concerns and also to raise questions on the subject matter.
Places are limited to 25 delegates to ensure that this remains an intimate and informative ½ day programme for all.
£35 + VAT (Members), £70 + VAT (Non-members),
£15 + VAT (Students) per delegate
9.00 am – 12.30 pm
SOFHT Training Room, The Granary, Middleton House Farm, Tamworth Road, Middleton, Staffs, B78 2BD
Continental Breakfast Buffet and certificate of attendance are included in the price.
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