MoniQA Conference Report: Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management (Bari, 26 – 27 Jan 2017)

Notes of meeting by Michael Walker, LGC, UK (see bio at the end of the article). This was a two part meeting with day one on food fraud and day two on food allergen management. Food Fraud In the opening lecture of the conference Michael Walker in a talk ‘Food detectives: what it takes to … Continue reading MoniQA Conference Report: Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management (Bari, 26 – 27 Jan 2017)

QeA to EU Commission – Allergy to apples ?!

In EU, as well as in USA and other countries with different allergens requirements (e.g. Japan), the choice of the legislator is to specifically consider as "allergens" - for labeling purposes - only the so called "major allergens": substances which account for the major % of food allergies found in the local population.  It could … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Allergy to apples ?!