Organised by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Five years after the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, the profile of food allergy throughout the UK and beyond has changed significantly. Previous advice for those at risk to avoid particular food allergens is being fine-tuned; under clinical supervision some babies are now being given allergenic foods to protect them from developing food allergies.
Progress on ‘may contain’ labelling and the management of risks associated with possible allergen contamination is underway, now recognising the added dimension of ‘severity’ as well as ‘dose’ – not only how much is too much? but what symptoms may be triggered? and what other factors influence those symptoms?
At this topical one-day conference you will hear from industry and regulatory perspectives on current developments in allergen management as well as an update on behaviour changes by those at risk to procure food information and manage their own conditions.
Presentations will also include a review into criminal and civil cases involving food allergens, and an update on lessons learned from recent investigations following ‘near misses’ and fatal anaphylaxis.
It is run by the RSPH Special Interest Group on Food Safety, and chaired by Professor Lisa Ackerley, RSPH Trustee and food safety adviser to UKHospitality and Dr Hazel Gowland, food allergy expert.