Globally there is an increased interest amongst government agencies, industry and academic experts in the integration of risk assessment as a part of allergen management, including as input into decisions on precautionary allergen labelling (PAL). Despite the increased maturity of allergen risk assessment approaches, which includes basic criteria on how calculations can be performed, there is a lack of consensus on practical deployment. This is a significant gap, as only with such consensus across food operators can there be more accurate and meaningful PAL. This project aims to define consensus on the methodologies needed for quantitative risk assessment by food business operators, and their implementation. This consensus is needed in order to protect public health and increase the trust of allergic consumers in packaged foods including their labelling.
The webinar will be an introduction to the project, providing insight on the aim, importance and outcome of the activity, as well as practical information such as timeline, followed by a short Q&A session.
Attendance is free upon registration and is possible here
For more information on this webinar, please contact Dr Angeliki Stavropoulou, Scientific Project Manager.