Undeclared Allergens: How to prevent them and protect your brand


Discover proper allergen handling practices that will protect your organization from undeclared allergens.

Undeclared allergens continue to be a leading cause of recalls. In fact, between July and September of 2015, an astounding 53% of recalls were caused by undeclared allergens. These hidden threats pose a deadly risk to allergic consumers and threaten a company’s livelihood. Join us as we discuss proper allergen handling practices and share cross contact mitigation strategies to better protect your company.

Key takeaways:

  • Allergen testing is beneficial because it:
    • Protects your consumers
    • Protects your company and limits your liability by demonstrating due diligence
    • Provides data and insight to conduct a proper risk assessment
  • The most common cause of recalls is mislabeling
  • As a best practice, facilities should use pre-operational visual inspection with a checklist, because if it looks clean, it generally tests clean!
  • It is important to keep allergens top of mind so that employees are continuously aware of the role they play in preventing undeclared allergens

By clicking “Watch the Webinar” you will receive the webinar recording, webinar podcast, and webinar slides.

 


Featured Panelists


Tracie Sheehan

Tracie Sheehan, Sustainability Officer, ARYZTA LLC

Tracie Sheehan is Chief Health, Quality and Sustainability Officer of ARYZTA LLC leading a great team in people safety, food safety, engineering and sustainability creating delicious bakery foods. Dr. Sheehan is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska and has previously served on multiple industry committees.


Laura Dunn Nelson– Alchemy Systems

Laura Dunn Nelson is Alchemy’s Vice President of Business Development. She has a degree in microbiology and brings over 30 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations. She has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their food and workplace safety programs.

 

Holly Mockus – Alchemy Systems

Holly has over 30 years of experience in the food industry with companies including ConAgra, Kellogg, and Sara Lee, holding leadership positions in food safety, quality assurance, sanitation, and plant regulatory affairs. She was honored with the 2013 SQF Outstanding Achievement Award and was named 2016 Food Logistics Champion. Holly is passionate about the importance of training in the food industry.

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