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Allergen Awareness and Control in Food Processing

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Added by Harshit Choudhary, 16 Jul 2013

Taking place 16 Aug 2013 (Single Day Event)

Harshit Choudhary

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Event Category Live Webinar
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Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $149.00
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Event Description

August 16, Friday 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

This food allergen training will provide the attendees with insights into the sources and control of common food allergens in the food processing operations.

Why Should You Attend:

Allergen and mislabeling are one of the leading causes of Class 1 FDA Recalls. At a rate of 2 recalls per week, manufacturers bear the cost of the loss in sales as well as the loss of regulatory and consumer confidence. The FDA maintains a vigorous sampling of labels and products for undeclared allergens to protect sensitive consumers. It is critical that manufacturers take their responsibility very seriously as the effects on the consumer can be deadly.

This webinar will cover best practices that prevent cross contamination and inadvertent inclusion of allergens in food products where they are not intended to be. Those involved in the food safety and handling programs within the manufacturing process must be aware of their role and prepared to execute these practices. Each department has an important part to be played in the control of allergens and identity preservation.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:
  • NLEA legislative background and requirements.
  • The common allergens, their derivatives and sources.
  • Alternatives to allergens in product formulation.
  • GFSI compliant best practices and associated prerequisite programs.
  • Ingredient and packaging receiving inspections.
  • Operational tool handling, cleaning and separation.
  • Ingredient storage and tracking.
  • Equipment cleaning.
  • Production scheduling.
  • Testing methods.
  • Labeling concerns.

Who Will Benefit:
  • Food manufacturing employees at all levels, especially maintenance, operators and their contractors
  • Specification developers of new and existing products
  • Auditors who review facilities quality assurance programs
  • Packaging and raw material suppliers will benefit
  • QA/QC
  • Executives will understand the key benefits of allocating resources toward these programs and will be able communicate the market edge it gives them to their customers and shareholders.

Instructor Profile:

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Melinda Allen, is a Food Safety and Quality Consultant in the Food Industry. Her clients have included leaders in the field such as Burger King, Panda Express and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Melinda has had a long and dedicated career of Quality Assurance and Food Safety leadership with companies such as YUM Brands and Quiznos. In these roles she has written and monitored the implementation of Supplier Quality Requirements and assisted many of the industries manufacturers in the commercialization of products, writing of programs across many food and non food categories.

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