TSBE Workshop: Allergens - Emerging issues and changing legislation

3:30pm Monday, 19 April 2021
5:30pm Monday, 19 April 2021
Small Group
Rural Centre of Excellence
Cnr Lindsay and Campbell Streets
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

TSBE and BVAQ invite you to attend a face-to-face industry event on 19 April, designed to provide you with an update on recent changes affecting mandatory allergen labelling requirements and emerging issues.

This estimated impact to the food industry is expected to cost between $41 million - $105 million in label updates alone but is designed to minimise the overall annual societal cost of between $6-8 billion due to food allergy. The new requirements will have significant impacts to industry, not only in the way in which allergens are declared on labels but how businesses may need to manage allergens in their facilities. Currently, allergens are the leading reason for recalls in Australia and have been since 2013, with errors in packaging or wrong product wrong pack driving these statistics.

Join us to understand your new obligations and to ensure that your business does not become one of the statistics. 

In addition, the event will provide updates on allergen risks identified in the agricultural sector. Agricultural practices such as crop rotation and cooperative farming practices have long been in existence, however as the food industry looks towards global sourcing of ingredients, allergen co-mingling is becoming a more recognised risk to the overall food supply chain. 

Learn about newly updated guidance documents, that will arm your business to identify these risks and what questions to ask your suppliers to ensure you have the correct information. Alternatively, if you supply these types of ingredients to the food industry, have you considered allergens as part of the GAP you have in place? Ensuring that your business has identified and implemented control steps to mitigate potential allergen risks is the first step in a trusted supply chain. 

Refreshments are provided. Limited tickets are available.

TSBE Member price: $10 (TSBE Members - login to receive the member price)
Non-member price: $30

COVIDSafe event requirements:

We ask that if you are not feeling well or are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms to NOT attend this event. You may receive a full refund if you cannot attend for this reason. This includes staying home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath

We ask that attendees maintain physical distancing requirements at all times throughout this event - this is the individual's responsibility 

Only registered attendees may enter this event and must remain 1.5 metres from other attendees at entry and exit points

If you require assistance or are unwell at any time throughout the event, please locate security, TSBE staff or venue staff immediately

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