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SGS New Webinar: Allergen Management Industry Practices, Label Control and Prevention

Geneva, Switzerland, August 27, 2014 --( Food allergies are on the rise. Concerned consumers, retailers and governmental inspectors are more and more concerned about an increasing allergen risk in food production and inconsistent allergen communication. The objective of this joint SGS / METTLER TOLEDO webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to present the results of the SGS industry survey on challenges, needs and gaps in allergen management and to discover how appropriate weighing solutions and services can help you to reduce allergen and mislabeling risk and to optimize communication on allergen risks to consumers.

Background to food allergens and intolerance
SGS survey on industry challenges, needs and gaps in allergen management and control
Traceability, Identification points in raw material handling
Post production label control with Vision Inspection
Hygienic designed equipment as part of key cleaning principles
Retail solutions for clear consumer information

Allergen management requires an integrated approach and effective communication of allergen information throughout the supply chain. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) assume the development and implementation of a prevention plan, so that the presence of critical allergens in the final product is prevented. HACCP plans aim to identify the critical points in a product’s manufacture where additional measures can be taken to minimize the presence of allergens in the final product. In the event that HACCP and GMP practices suggest that the implementation of those additional measures may not be enough to exclude the risk of cross contamination, then appropriate action must be taken. METTLER TOLEDO offers different weighing and service solutions that help to increase traceability, prevent label mixing and provide clear allergen label information according to actual label regulations.

Dr. Evangelia Komitopoulou
SGS Global Technical Manager – Food

Andrew Bowman
Global Product Manager Formulation - METTLER TOLEDO Industrial

Bruno Goudard
Global Requirement & Food Safety Expert - METTLER TOLEDO Retail

Roberts Jim
Head of Sales and Marketing - METTLER TOLEDO Vision Inspection Systems

Target Audience
The webinar is aimed at companies interested to get a good understanding of currently available food allergens guidelines, or professionals and others that wish to be educated on the topic.

Register here:

Session 1 schedule
04:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Singapore Time)
09:00 a.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
05:30 p.m. Darwin (Australia Central Time)
Session 2 schedule
03:00 p.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
04:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. New York (Eastern Daylight Time)
07:00 a.m. San Francisco (Pacific Daylight Time)

For more information, please contact:
Outi Armstrong
1 Place des Alpes
1211 Geneva
t: +41 22 739 9161
Contact Information
Outi Armstrong
63 02 848 07 77

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