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An Approach to Validating Allergen Cleaning Procedures

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Added by Harshit Choudhary, 04 Jan 2014


Taking place 10 Jan 2014 (Single Day Event)

Harshit Choudhary


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Contact Name Harshit Choudhary
Contact Number +1-888-717-2436

Event Category Live Webinar
Event State/City Online
Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $199.00
Event/Registration URL http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus?product_id=702685&channel=am_IFSQN

Event Description


January 10, Friday 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

This training on allergen cleaning will cover a rigorous approach to validating cleaning procedures or where cleaning is not possible supporting the need for a ‘may contain’ claim.

Why Should You Attend:

The presence or rather the absence of allergens has become a serious issue within the food industry. Many retailers are moving away from the “may contain” statement as a blanket cover all and are requiring their suppliers to ensure the absence of allergens.

Given the serious of some allergenic reactions it is important that cleaning procedures can be proven to be effective. This approach offers a very stringent system that would meet the requirements of the most demanding customer and gives an insight into interpreting the results of the validation process.

Where a product or process fails the validation process then the ‘may contain’ statement is justified and can be defended with a customer. At the end of this webinar, the speaker will handle your specific questions related to the topic.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:
  • Validation vs Verification, what is the difference?
  • What allergens are we concerned with?
  • Attitudes towards “may contain” claims
  • Identifying allergens
  • Risk assessment of allergens in the process
  • Reviewing the production process
  • The validation process, sampling and analysis
  • Interpreting the results
  • The aftermath
Who Will Benefit:
  • Owners of SME’s who want to understand the demands of allergen cleaning
  • Technical and QC Managers
  • Marketing Managers who need to understand the demands of making claims
  • Hygiene and Cleaning Managers who need to organize allergen cleaning procedures
  • Food processors and manufacturers
  • Food safety management team members
  • VPs of operation and quality in food companies
  • Produce managers
  • Food Safety auditors
Instructor Profile:

Ian Ramsay, is a partner in Food Business Assistance. FBA was established in 2008 to support SMEs in the food industry with training along with practical technical and operational advice and assistance. Mr Ramsay has over 30 years experience in the food manufacturing industry having held senior operational and technical roles with multinational food and ingredient companies across Europe.

FBA focuses on assisting food companies comply with both the BRC Global Standard in Food Safety and various retailer standards. The company has assisted numerous small and medium companies develop, implement and then manage their Quality and Food Safety Systems, helping them improve their standards and their customer base.

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