Food Allergen Management Conference

News | 18 February 2014

Holchem is proud to host and organise a conference focusing on the forthcoming Food Information for Consumers Regulations specifically addressing the topical aspect of food safety – food allergens.

Numerous studies across Europe and beyond have indicated that the number of consumers adversely reacting to components commonly found in food is rapidly increasing and mandatory labelling of pre-packed foods has been a legal requirement since 2004.  This requirement is being extended in December 2014 to all food sold / provided to consumers and will have a significant impact on the catering and hospitality sectors.

Holchem has gained an enviable reputation in the food processing and manufacturing sector for their expertise in the management and control of food allergens over the past 10 years and is at the fore-front of practical implementation of the controls necessary to minimise the risks of adventitious cross-contamination.

With the date for compliance with the FIC rapidly approaching Holchem have organised a conference bringing together experts from consumer groups, legislators, training providers and cleaning to provide valuable information on ensuring consumer safety.

The programme covers: -

  • Consumer views on food allergen management from the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
  • The legal standpoint from the Food Standards Agency
  • Ensuring training and awareness from ToTrain – experts in awareness training.
  • The role cleaning plays in minimising cross-contact from Holchem Laboratories, recognised experts in this field.

The conference will appeal to business owners /operators from small businesses to multi-national organisations, as well as technical and hygiene management from food processing operations.                                               

Holchem Laboratories Ltd
Gateway House, Pilsworth Road,
Pilsworth Industrial Estate, Bury
Lancashire BL9 8RD

Thursday 13 March 2014

Holchem customers: First delegate place free, subsequent places £35 + vat
Non-Holchem customers: £35 + vat per place.

Places are limited to 45 so early booking is advisable.
Please book your place on the course through attached form.