Risk Management for Food Allergy

Risk Management for Food Allergy

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Risk Management for Food Allergy is developed by a team of scientists and industry professionals who understand the importance of allergen risk assessment and presents practical, real-world guidance for food manufacturers.

With more than 12 million Americans suffering from food allergies and little indication of what is causing that number to continue to grow, food producers, packagers and distributors need to appropriately process, label and deliver their products to ensure the safety of customers with allergic conditions. By identifying risk factors during processing as well as determining appropriate "safe" thresholds of ingredients, the food industry must take increasingly proactive steps to avoid direct or cross-contamination as well as ensuring that their products are appropriately labeled and identified for those at risk.

This book covers a range of critical topics in this area, including the epidemiology of food allergy, assessing allergen thresholds and risk, specifics of gluten management and celiac disease, and much more. The practical advice on factory risk management, catering industry practices, allergen detection and measurement and regulatory controls is key for food industry professionals as well as regulators in government and other public bodies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0123819881
  • 9780123819888
  • 2,170,743

Table of contents

Section 1: Food Allergy: causes, prevalence and impacts Chapter 1: Living with Food Allergy: Cause for concern Chapter 2: Which foods cause food allergy and how is food allergy treated? Chapter 3: The Epidemiology of Food Allergy Section 2: Allergen thresholds & risk assessment

Chapter 4: How to determine thresholds clinically Chapter 5: Thresholds or "how much is too much" Chapter 6: From hazard to risk - Assessing the risk Section 3: Risk management of gluten

Chapter 7: Coeliac disease and risk management of gluten Section 4: Practical food allergen risk management Chapter 8: Food Allergen Risk Management in the Factory - from ingredients to products Chapter 9: Managing food allergens. Case histories and how they were handled Chapter 10: Catering - how to keep allergic customers happy and safe? Chapter 11: Food Allergen Risk Management in the United States and Canada Chapter 12: The importance of food allergy training for Environmental Health Service professionals Chapter 13: Detecting and measuring allergens in food Chapter 14: Effect of Processing on the Allergenicity of Foods Chapter 15: Communication with Food Allergic Consumers: A Win-Win Experience Chapter 16: May contain - to use or not? Chapter 17: Regulatory Controls for Food Allergens Chapter 18: Keeping updated
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