Food allergens

food allergens

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Dealing with food allergens can be challenging – but our teams at Campden BRI can help. We offer a range of services to support your allergen management needs including; testing, training, publications and consultancy and support in allergen management, labelling and legislation. These services can be customised to your requirements. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist in complete confidence.

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Key services

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Allergen analysis and testing

Testing for food allergens is important to check the efficacy of allergen management controls.

Collection of foods associated with food allergens

Allergen management

Allergen management involves evaluation of the potential for cross-contamination at every step of the food production process.

Collection of foods associated with food allergens

Allergen labelling and legislation

For guidance on providing allergen information, allergen labelling and legislation that applies to allergens in foods.

Training on food allergens

Campden BRI offers a scheduled half-day live online tutor-led training course - ‘Communicating food allergen information’ - the course covers allergen labelling of prepacked food, requirements for prepacked for direct sale products (Natasha’s law), communication of allergen information for food sold loose (e.g. in catering establishments) and also free-from allergen claims and precautionary allergen declarations.

We also offer a one-day course on ‘Allergen control’ aimed at those involved in managing allergens in food and drink production. Delegates who complete this course will have a greater appreciation of how to implement and audit an allergens policy in a food handling environment. We are happy to tailor this course to the needs of specific companies and to hold the course either online or at a venue to suit you (e.g. our purpose-built training centre, client site, third party venue).

To either find out more, book a place on the next ‘Communicating food allergen information’ training course or enquire about the ‘Allergen control’ course, please contact: Training Department: +44(0)1386 842104 training@campdenbri.co.uk

Publications

Food Allergens: practical risk analysis, testing and action levels (Guideline No. 71). This guideline provides an overview of allergen management with reference to food safety systems, including a systematic approach to aid identification of risk factors. General information is also provided on allergen testing. Circumstances where use of the ‘Action Level’ concept may be applicable when conducting a risk assessment to determine the need to include precautionary labelling is discussed.

Validation of cleaning to remove food allergens (Guideline No. 59). This guideline provides detailed guidance on how to demonstrate that cleaning mechanisms are effective, by using testing to validate the cleaning method. It also details what tests are available, sampling options and the limitations of testing. It does not discuss cleaning per se, as this is covered in our related guide 'Cleaning and disinfection of food factories: a practical guide' (Guideline No. 55).

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Allergens

Explore our allergen related courses including; communicating food allergen information and allergen control

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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