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SGS to Host Exclusive Session on Food Allergen Management at GFSI Global Conference 2014

SGS will host an exclusive breakfast session on food allergen management at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Conference on 28 February 2014 in Anaheim, California, USA.

Geneva, Switzerland, January 17, 2014 --( SGS Breakfast Session on Allergen Control & Management

The SGS breakfast session ‘Allergen Management: an Integral part of a Safe Food Supply Chain’ will take place on 28 February 2014 at 08:00 to 09:00 AM.
In this session, attendees will hear perspectives and practices from experts representing Wal-Mart, Cargill and the University of Nebraska who will speak about how allergen management, one of the fastest growing consumer trends and concerns, is implemented in their organizations as an integral part of food safety practices. The speakers will discuss topics such as:

Practical challenges and the best control practices
Allergen risk management and the role of allergen thresholds
The importance of effective supplier assurance schemes in allergen management
The latest regulations and challenges of implementation
Current advances in allergen testing and detection
Food allergen management through GFSI-approved standards

SGS Global Allergen Management Survey: Allergen Management Practices Need to Advance
SGS conducted a survey to understand current industry practices and challenges in the control and management of allergens. Conducted from September to November 2013, nearly 30% of respondents claim that their organizations do not have corporate allergen control or management systems in place. This means that organizations like these need to set up the systems or mechanism to meet the requirements of the US Food Safety Modernization Act (rule 103, 106) and the upcoming European Commission law on food information to consumers (EU Regulation 1169/2011). The SGS global survey attracted 230 responses from organizations in 46 countries. SGS will share other highlights and the conclusions of the research for the first time on February 28 in the breakfast session.

Attendance at the GFSI Global Conference is required for admittance to the breakfast session. Please sign up on the Global Food Safety Conference website. The registered delegates will further be invited to confirm their attendance at the breakfast session.

Experts from the SGS Global Food team look forward to meeting you at stand B6 during the GFSI Global Food Safety Conference.

To learn more, please visit SGS Food Safety.

For more details, please contact:
Outi Helena Armstrong
1 Place des Alpes
CH-1211 Geneva
t: +41 22 739 9161
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Outi Armstrong
+41 22 739 9161

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