Food Allergen Control

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The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a concern to food retailers.  Section 5.3 of BRC – Issue 7 outlines... Read More

The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a concern to food retailers.  Section 5.3 of BRC – Issue 7 outlines controls for management of allergens and includes it as a Fundamental.  Failure to comply with a Fundamental as defined by BRC “will have serious repercussions on the integrity or safety of the product supplied”.  Mislabelling of allergens, accounts for approximately half of all food recalls.

Food allergens and pathogenic organisms have the same potential consequence, they can both kill.  The policy adopted by many Food Business Operators over the past ten years has been to develop and implement control measures for pathogenic organisms i.e. CCPs, yet this may not be an appropriate means for controlling allergens.  To fully integrate allergen control measures into your food safety management system, all food business operators need to understand the fourteen allergens that must be labelled, as defined in legislation, if present in food products.

This training course is designed to take delegates through the allergens as defined in Regulation 1169/2011 to gain a greater understanding and to look at the existing and new control measures that may need to be implemented.

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What's covered?

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  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation – Regulation 1169/2011 (Annex II)
  • Food allergies and intolerance
  • Allergen risk assessment process
  • Supply Chain Operatives / Manufacturing
  • Allergen risk communications
  • Cleaning & Validation
  • Allergen labelling
  • Ten-point allergen improvement plan

Who should attend?

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  • General management who wish to acquire a broad knowledge of Food Safety issues
  • Quality Assurance / Technical and Production Personnel who have specific responsibilities for Food Safety as part of a HACCP Team
  • Catering Managers / Chefs who supervise food handlers
  • Retail fresh food managers
  • Engineering/Maintenance Personnel
  • Regulatory Personnel – Veterinary Inspector, Environmental Health Officer
  • Research & Development Personnel

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand European allergen legislation
  • Understand the severity associated with each allergen
  • Ensure compliance with labelling requirements for allergenic foodstuffs (1169/2011 – FIR)
  • Undertake an allergen risk assessment
  • Design plant/kitchen layout to meet allergen management requirements
  • Undertake cleaning and validation studies
  • Implement an allergen management programme

Who are the tutors?

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Duration
1 training day
Course Times
9.00am - 5.00pm
Price
€450

(includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments).

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House and on certain Public dates

What They SayWhat They Say

The tutor was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and condusive to learning, as always

– Carol Rafferty, Head of Quality, Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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