FAPC Food Allergen Workshop set for June 19
The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, located on the Oklahoma State University campus, is hosting a Food Allergen Workshop in Stillwater on June 19 from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Stillwater, Okla. – May 31, 2012) The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, located on the Oklahoma State University campus, is hosting a Food Allergen Workshop in Stillwater on June 19 from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to the FDA website, "Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions and may even be life-threatening."
The FAPC Food Allergen Workshop will provide the basics of food allergens and will give food manufacturers the information needed to control food allergen issues at their processing plants.
"Adverse physical reactions to food are of growing concern to both consumers and to food product manufacturers," said Jason Young, FAPC quality management specialist. "Recall issues and labeling laws have a considerable impact on the way food manufacturers develop and process their products."
The topics to be covered during the workshop include basics of food allergens, food ingredient issues, allergen control strategies (sanitation), basics of food allergen recalls, allergen labeling, verification of allergen cleaning and an industry perspective from allergen control strategies.
"If you are interested in discovering the basics of food allergens and identifying food ingredient issues in regards to food allergens, add this workshop to your June calendar," Young said.
Attendees will learn good allergen control strategies including sanitation best practices and scheduling for food allergies.
"Plus, the latest recommendations on allergen recalls and labeling laws will be presented," Young said.
Participants also will gain knowledge of verification techniques and allergen assay test kits, and engage in breakout sessions.
The cost for the event is $200. Parking, lunch, snacks and a workbook are included in the cost. Additionally, a certificate will be presented to each participant upon completion of the workshop.
Registration deadline is June 8 and is limited to the first 35 people. To register, call or e-mail Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 or email@example.com, or register online at www.fapc.biz/foodallergen.html.
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