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The rising incidence of food allergies and the responding allergen labelling legislation around the world have been met by the food industry with various allergen controls [...]
Having food allergies adds a level of complexity to travelling that some people may find difficult, overwhelming, or even insurmountable. A new website has been established [...]
It is with great pleasure that the Allergen Bureau welcomes two new Directors to our Board. Caroline Gray (Danisco-DuPont) and Debbie Hawkes (Hawkins Watts) were elected [...]
Following collaboration with member states of the European Union and public consultation, in July 2017 the European Commission adopted a Notice on the provision of information [...]
Coconut is not a nut, but rather a fruit belonging to the Aracaceae (palms) plant family. Despite this, allergen labelling legislation in the United States requires [...]
The Allergen Bureau are pleased to welcome two new Associate Member companies – the Almond Board of California; and Yummies for Little Tummies. Associate membership packages [...]
pladis is a global snacking company and home to some of the world’s most loved brands, including McVitie’s, Ulker and Godiva Chocolatier. Formed in 2016, pladis [...]
VITAL® Online, the Allergen Bureau user-friendly, web-based VITAL Calculator is two years old! Launched in August 2015, VITAL Online has quickly gained global acceptance as a food [...]
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’.