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Food Safety Summit: Food allergens and their control in 2019 – Where are we now?

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Food allergens are a matter of life and death daily for many in the U.S. and globally. This session highlights current regulatory efforts in the U.S. to protect food-allergic consumers. It will also provide insights into the Codex document on Management of Food Allergens by Food Business Operators from the food processing level to food consumed while eating out that is being developed by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (developed by Australia, the US and the UK).  The attendee will understand the public health impacts of food allergens and the controls needed to protect consumers.

The attendee to this session will also understand key provisions of FSMA Preventive Controls Rule with respect to the control of food allergens in the processing environment, understand the requirements of the Food Allergen and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) and actions taken to date by FDA to meet its mandate. The attendee will recognize the various aspects involved in the control of food allergens as it relates to food provided to the consumer at retail food establishments and in retail food stores.

This session will take place on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:15 – 5:30 pm and will be led by Jenny Scott, senior advisor, and Glenda Lewis, director, retail food protection staff, Office of Food Safety Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In addition to this course, The Food Safety Summit will offer food safety professionals access to eight certificate/certification courses and 26 education sessions on a wide range of topics including blockchain technology, innovative social media and digital tools, whole genome sequencing, prop 65, 3rd party accreditation, the Sanitary Transportation Food Act, and much more. There will be dedicated exhibit hall time for attendees to learn about new solutions; engage in small group discussions in the Community Hub; attend free presentations by food safety experts in the Community Learning Lounge, on the Solutions Stages and in the Tech Tent; enjoy lunch and network with peers. For more information, visit

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