Allergens continue to play a significant role in causing human illness and death. While labeling requirements established by the FDA have been in effect for some time, recalled food in today’s marketplace is very often the result if inaccurate allergen labeling that does not declare allergenic ingredients. Allergen cross contact and cross contamination can occur anywhere throughout the entire food supply chain.
Under the FDA’s FSMA preventive control rules, allergens get special attention. They cannot be seen and are rarely tested for in spite of the fact that allergens come from many sources and are often associated with cross contact and cross contamination. Preventive control, sanitation and transportation rule requirements are not yet in place to adequately protect consumers from the potential deadly impact of ingested allergens.
It is required that preventive control plans include hazard analysis for allergen plans include incoming, in-process and outgoing ingredients, packaging and labeling and cross contact prevention is validated in the validation plan. This session by expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan is going to explain basic allergens and help you establish a potential hazard analyses throughout food processes. You will be able to identify preventive control measures, establish them and set up allergen monitoring procedures. You can take action, document allergen cross contact and cross contamination plans and controls and protect your company and personnel from lawsuits by taking part in the conference.
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Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has been working on transportation food safety issues since 2011 after retiring from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups. He has won awards for traceability technology for his visionary...
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