Practical Guidance on the Application of Food Allergen Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) – Final Webinar 23 June 2022 – 14.00-15.00 CEST

Webinar, Zoom

Watch  the webinar here

Webinar Food Allergen Quantitative Risk Assessment 4-6 May 2022 Munich, Germany

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 all stakeholders and especially food operators can there be more accurate and meaningful PAL.

Through a series of stakeholder workshops, this project defined consensus on the methodologies needed for quantitative risk assessment by food business operators, and their implementation:

Mini-events to discuss specific sections of the guidance document:
- Core Concepts: Food intake, data conversion, carry-over calculation, and prevalence of food allergy, 29 April 2021
- Incidents - characteristics of contamination, 7 May 2021
- Core Concepts: Sampling and analysis, 18 May 2021
- Incidents - communication, 1st June 2021
- Communication across the supply chain, 29 July 2021

The EG published a peer-reviewed publication (here) and released a practical guidance (Black and White Report) (here).

During the final webinar, we presented the chapters summaries of the Practical Guidance (Black & White Report) including Communication Across Supply Chains, Management of Operations, Management of Incidents and Overarching Core Concepts.


  • Welcome and Introduction
    Dr Benjamin Remington, University of Nebraska, US
    Dr Michael Walker, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), UK
  • Communication Across Supply Chains
    Dr Benjamin Remington, University of Nebraska, US
  • Management of Operations
    Dr Marty Blom, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), NL
  • Management of Incidents
    Dr Neil Buck, General Mills, CH
  • Overarching Core Concepts
    Prof. René Crevel, René Crevel Consulting, UK
  • Questions & Answers
  • Concluding Remarks
    Dr Benjamin Remington, University of Nebraska,US
    Dr Michael Walker, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), UK

Participation was free but registration was required. Please click here to register.

Scientific Program
Torben Koenig – ILSI Europe Scientific Project Manager (
Toula Aslanidis – ILSI Europe Project Assistant (

Hugo Costa, ILSI Europe Event Officer & Office Assistant (

For more information about the Food Allergy (FA) Task Force, click here