Great interest and very active participation at the iFAAM sponsored workshop on food allergen management in Rome, Italy, 7 February 2017

Some 35 participants were involved in a workshop on "Introduction to food allergen management" that was held on 7 February 2017 in Rome, Italy. This workshop was organised by Hylobates (Member of MoniQA since 2016) within the framework of the EU-funded Project iFAAM (Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management). The workshop provided an introduction on food allergen management and included two parts: a theoretical part with presentations and discussions given by Luca Bucchini and Roland Poms, and a practical part with hands-on training given by Dario Deli & Serena Leardini from Romer Labs, and Francesco Fieramosca & Valeria Bassani from Tecna.

The following topics were included in this workshop:

• iFAAM - FP7 EU-funded project activities
• Food allergen management across the supply chain
• Role of testing in food allergen management and an introduction to different types of testing
• Practical hands-on sessions using common rapid methods in allergen testing for monitoring cleaning

Due to the high interest of the participants a follow-up workshop is planned in Italy sometime in June. Stay posted!

A more comprehensive report on the workshop is available here.

File Report iFAAM Food Allergen Swabbing Workshop Rome 2017-02-07.pdf1.59 MB
File Roland Poms presenting food allergen analytical methods in Rome 2017-02-....jpeg120.33 KB

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