Allergen Management & Training
We are a recognised centre of excellence in the field of allergen risk assessment and management; we have developed an approach to risk assessment that is uncomplicated and effective, but ensuring all risks are systematically considered. This has been widely and successfully adopted by UK manufactures and retailers and incorporated into the Campden BRI Guide - Food Allergens: Practical Risk Analysis, Testing and Action Levels.
We support clients with their allergen management programmes in a number of ways, including:
- Evaluating current allergen management systems and providing authoritative recommendations on areas for development
- Assisting clients with implementing allergen cross contamination controls based on their own risk assessment
- Providing training for clients covering risk assessment and control, to bring allergen control programmes to life
- Assisting clients implementing allergen risk assessment from scratch, offering instruction and support through the entire risk assessment process, and helping implement the required controls
All sectors within the food industry are expected to correctly risk asses and manage allergen cross contamination risks, within their own businesses and at their raw material suppliers and this is challenged within audits carried out by retailers and as part of the BRC audit. Where we have supported clients with allergen management they have received positive feedback and have felt better placed to avoid errors with allergen management that all too often lead to the undeclared presence of allergens in products, resulting in public recall.