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Allergens

Putting Together an Effective Allergen Control Plan
Putting Together an Effective Allergen Control Plan

It doesn’t matter what the cause, any allergen residue not adequately cleaned and removed from your processing line can find its way into the next product on the line, causing your next product to inadvertently contain an allergen not included on the label.

A Closer Look at Food Allergen Screening: Gluten Contamination
A Closer Look at Food Allergen  Screening: Gluten Contamination

With so many ingredient, flavor and preservative combinations possible, food matrices can be very complex. Bia Diagnostics can develop a customized plan to meet your specific testing needs, including evaluation and validation of the method with each specific matrix that the assay would encounter in your facility.

Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry
Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry

Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.

 

Meeting the Allergen Challenge
Meeting the Allergen Challenge

How does a food producer develop an allergen control plan and minimize the risk of contamination?

Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products
Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products

What does the term “gluten-free” actually mean to processors? To consumers?

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens
Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine:   Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.

Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

Allergens could be introduced into a food product many ways, most involving accidental cross-contact of some kind.

Allergens & Cross-Contamination: Education vs. Ignorance
Allergens & Cross-Contamination: Education vs. Ignorance

As food industry leaders, it is critical to keep a clean, safe environment for all consumers. Continuous education and training are important steps in that process.

Allergen Management: A Personal and Professional Perspective
Allergen Management:  A Personal and Professional Perspective

There are several means by which food manufacturers can prevent mislabeling or cross-contamination of their products.

 

A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls
A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls

The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.

Q3 Food Recalls: Undeclared Allergens Still Dominate
Q3 Food Recalls: Undeclared Allergens Still Dominate

Food Safety Magazine has monitored food recalls issued for the third consecutive quarter.

Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer
Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer

All professionals responsible for any food manufacturing operation must ensure the label lists any allergen found in a product. Do you know the regulations that affect your brand?

Undeclared Milk: Q2’s Most Common Food Allergen
Undeclared Milk: Q2’s Most Common Food Allergen

For the second time this year, Food Safety Magazine has tracked food recalls announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls
Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls

After a review of about 200 food recalls in the first quarter of 2015, FSM has found that more than half were due to undeclared allergens--primarily peanuts.

 

 

Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!
Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!

The primary goal of a food allergen program is to make food products safer for everyone, not just people with food allergies.

The Need for Foodservice Employee Allergen Training
The Need for Foodservice Employee Allergen Training

Food allergy and gluten-free training is an important component of any foodservice operation.

Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond
Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond

As a result of the increase in food allergies, every restaurant operator and foodservice professional is on notice. Not only are tastes changing due to dietary restrictions, menu design now has life or death consequences—and operators are looking for solutions.

 

Best Practices with Allergen Swabbing
Best Practices with  Allergen Swabbing

Once you know the identity of the allergens that will be tested for as part of the validation, then you must select an appropriate test method.
 

Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings

The purpose of allergen disclaimers is for the benefit and protection of consumers, but by using this warning label on a product that does not contain allergens, manufacturers can limit accountability and provide cover for inadequate cleaning and/or poorly followed cross-contamination prevention programs.

Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends
Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends

Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.

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