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Assessing Agricultural Allergen Cross Contact Guide
The Allergen Bureau has recently released a new set of guidelines, and a Raw Material Risk Matrix Questionnaire, to assist the food industry to identify and manage agricultural cross contact risk. The guide and questionnaire can be reviewed and downloaded here....
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New version of Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling
Managing the risks associated with food allergens is a major food safety challenge for food producers and suppliers. Incorrect or unclear allergen information can be a matter of life or death for people living with a food allergy To help food businesses manage these risks the Allergen Bureau and ...
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New requirements for allergen labelling on packaging foods
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently announced new requirements for allergen labelling on packaged foods. The changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) will help ensure mandatory food allergen declarations are clear and consistent so that consumers have the...
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Unexpected Allergens in Food
The Allergen Bureau has recently published the 2021 Unexpected Allergens in Food guidance document. This guide provides the food industry with a list of foods, ingredients and raw materials that may unexpectedly contain allergens. It also provides food business operators (FBOs) with questions that t...
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Allergen Risk - Milk in Dark Chocolate
The Allergen Bureau and the Australian Food and Grocery Council has provided guidance to food businesses on declaration of milk in dark chocolate, following the recent recalls in Australia and New Zealand. You can review and download the guidelines here....
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Refreshed Food Allergen Portal
A new look Food Allergen Portal, the result of a collaboration between industry, consumer and government stakeholders, is providing best practice resources on managing allergens in food. Launching the portal today, Food Standards Australia New Zealand CEO, Mr Mark Booth said the portal is now easier...
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