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Increase in food allergies makes an allergen control plan critical for manufacturers

Allergen Control Safety and Compliance
In this session at Natural Products Expo West 2017 join New Hope Network Senior Food Editor Jenna Blumenfeld and Neogen Corp.'s marketing development manager James Topper to learn best practices when it comes to allergen safety and compliance.

"Allergens don't discriminate between natural consumers and conventional consumers. It's an issue that affects the entire U.S. population."

—Jenna Blumenfeld, New Hope Network

Part 1: Defining the allergen-free consumer 


  • There has been a 50 percent increase in food allergies from 1997 to 2011. 
  • New Hope NEXT's Data and Insights Allergen-Free Consumer survey.  
  • Why caring about allergens can make a huge economic impact on your business.


Part 2: Allergen control plan: assessment, ingredients and operations


  • U.S. and international requirements for mandatory labeling.  
  • The first four steps in an effective allergen control plan. 


Part 3: Allergen control plan: labeling, sanitation and testing


  • The next three steps in an effective allergen control plan. 
  • Comparing and evaluating different test kit formats.


Part 4: Questions and Answers 


  • Addressing the challenges in cleaning a dry production environment. 
  • The real world considerations when deciding the frequency of testing.


This session—Allergen Control, The Business Case & Best Practices to Support Your Company—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2017. Click "download" below to access the presentation slides.


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