Food Allergen and Labelling Seminar

Date: 20 November, 2013 

Venue: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown

Time: 08:30 - 15:15

Aim

This free seminar will provide the latest updates on new food labelling rules set out in the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011, as well as the most recent information on which nutrition and health claims are permitted in the EU. The labelling areas to be covered include general, origin and allergen labelling, as well as nutrition declarations. These will be discussed from both the UK/NI and ROI perspectives.

This event will also focus on food safety issues related to food allergens, how new labelling rules arelikely to affect the food manufacturing and catering sectors north and south of the border.

Case studies on allergen controls in manufacturing settings will be presented by food industry representatives. These will present examples of real-life manufacturing operations, how personnel, ingredients and product flow are handled and the importance of segregation and other manufacturing control measures. There will be an opportunity to discuss the presentations and put questions to the speakers.

Who should attend?

The seminar will be of interest to food manufacturers, retailers and the catering sector as well as enforcement officers.

Teagasc Food Research Centre