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In Kellerman Consulting’s allergen series, we are going to focus on some of the difficult issues many facilities face when employing allergen controls in food and food packaging facilities.
Once we look at the varying risks allergens pose, we will explore operational strategies for identifying, organizing, and monitoring allergens to assure a facility can demonstrate compliance during regulatory inspection or certification audits.
Episode 1: Allergen Risk in Food Facilities
In Kellerman Consulting’s allergen series we focus on some of the difficult issues many facilities face when employing allergen controls in food and food packaging facilities. We cover some basic background information about allergens, and standard criteria used to determine how large of an allergen program is appropriate for a facility.
Episode 2: How Allergens are Controlled in Food Facilities
This video offers important information for controlling In the second episode of Kellerman Consulting’s video series, we review the different controls that can be applied to allergens in the facility and how those controls can work together to assure all of the risks associated with allergen contamination and mislabeling are reduced or removed.in your facility. Allergens are the number one reason for food safety recalls in the United States. Allergic reactions from unlabeled foods can cause severe illness, hospitalization, and even death.
Episode 3: Monitoring Allergens in Operation
In Kellerman Consulting’s third episode of the Allergen series, we look at the main ways that allergen verification is achieved for a valid allergen control program. The first verification activity is the allergen assessment in the facility. This is a practice that should be done by all facilities, regardless of whether they determine themselves to be low risk, medium risk or high risk.
Episode 5: Allergen Programs in GFSI
Allergen controls are mandatory requirements for each GFSI scheme. All facilities must have assessed the risks allergens pose, identified controls for those risks and conducted training to all production staff on the basics of allergens and the risks they cause to those who are allergic.
Utilize Kellerman Consulting’s free allergen resources to help you implement allergen controls in your food or food packaging facility. Ensure that you are labeling allergens and scheduling production to avoid dangerous cross contamination of allergens.
Allergen Changeover Matrix