The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A) is to explore the requirements of FSMA labelling with a key focus on allergens declaration and how to reduce risk of non-compliances with support of the latest technologies.
- Overview of FSMA
- FSMA labelling requirements overview
- Monitoring risk of mislabelled allergens
In the US, undeclared allergens are the primary cause of food recalls by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most reactions to allergens are mild and self-limiting but, in about 20% of cases, the reactions can lead to anaphylaxis which can result in shock and even death. According to the US FDA, food allergies are responsible for around 30,000 emergency room visits each year, 2,000 hospitalisations, and 150 deaths.
The Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) defined the labelling requirements relating to the “Big 8” allergens – milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These allergens account for about 90% of all food allergies in the US. With the introduction of FSMA and its emphasis on undeclared allergens, these are now described as hazards that should be controlled.
Hank Karayan – SGS Global FSMA Manager
Nicola Colombo – Head of SGS Digicomply
James Cook – SGS Global Food Inspection Technical Manager
Thursday, 11 October, 2018
15:00 GMT Summer Time (London)
Cost: No charge
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