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This free event, the second of three webinars delivered by the Allergen Bureau focussing on food allergy and allergen management, is hosted by the Department of [...]
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is working on a proposal to implement a Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) system, which should result in simpler, clearer, [...]
The Allergen Bureau is delighted to be collaborating with both the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) and the Australian Institute of Food [...]
Global life science analytic company SCIEX has announced that its mass spectroscopy method for analszing food allergens has received the First Action Official Method (FAOM) classification from [...]
Up to 20 percent of the Australian adult population is estimated to avoid gluten, far exceeding the estimated prevalence of gluten-related disorders, such as coeliac disease. [...]
Guidelines around infant feeding and allergy prevention have changed around the world over the last 18-24 months, reflecting new evidence that suggests early introduction of potentially [...]
In our previous eNews, the Allergen Bureau reported on a series of three live webinars on the topic of food allergy and allergen management in March, [...]
Gluten triggers an immune response in those with coeliac disease. However, the mechanism by which it does this involves several other biochemicals. One of these, the [...]
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 using the VITAL tools - including VITAL Online - 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.
The VITAL Program produces a ‘labelling outcome’ that summarises the food allergens present in a food due to intentional inclusion as part of a recipe and where food allergens, present due to cross contact, should be included (or not) on the label in the form of the precautionary statement ‘May be present: XXX’.