Allergen control video series

Partnering with Hygiena™ International has allowed us to share our expert knowledge by producing a 7-part allergen control video series which we hope will support you to check or implement your allergen control plan. Follow our team member Comaine van Zijl over the next few weeks as she focuses on food adverse reactions, allergen management controls, allergen cleaning, validation, verification and on-site testing solutions.

We have been assisting our clients on a wide range of allergen related queries since 2004. Including, but not limited to, practical allergen control, allergen labelling, allergen risk assessment, allergen testing results interpretation, VITAL® training and facilitation and when needed crises management. It is interesting to note that the South African allergen regulations, which have been in place since 2010 are amongst the most well developed in the world. Since its inception allergen control and risk-based allergen precautionary labelling have been mandated for products sold in South Africa.

The allergen control video series will take us on an allergen control journey:

How it works: 

  • Each week we release/unlock a new video.
  • You will be notified on our LinkedIn page so follow us to keep up to date.

Episode 1: Why do allergens need to be controlled?

This video will include:

  • What are food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease?
  • What is the impact of food allergies on consumers?
  • What is the impact on food industry if allergens are not controlled?
  • What is the prevalence of food allergies?

These videos will be useful for on-site training.
For more information about the allergen training we provide, please contact us.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.


Episode 2: Typical Practical Allergen Management Controls, get a bird’s eye view of the typical allergen management controls required.

This video will include:

  • What is an allergen management plan?
  • How does it fit into a food safety system?
  • Which typical allergen controls need to be implemented?
  • What is an allergen risk review?

These videos will be useful for on-site training.
For more information about the allergen training we provide, please contact us.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.


Episode 3: Allergen cleaning as a control, an effective cleaning program is essential to effectively manage cross-contact allergens.

This video will include:

  • Why is allergen cleaning an important control?
  • What must we consider when developing an allergen cleaning regime?

These videos will be useful for on-site training.
For more information about the allergen training we provide, please contact us.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.


Episode 4: Allergen Cleaning Validation and Verification, the absence of proof is not proof of absence.

This video will include:

  • What is allergen cleaning validation & verification?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it done?

Browse our Rapid kit on-site testing catalogue or contact us for support.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.


Episode 5: Available Allergen Testing methods, allergen cleaning validation and verification is best supported by testing. Get an overview of available testing methods and their application.

This video will include:

  • Laboratory based vs. rapid onsite testing methods.
  • When do you do on-site testing vs laboratory based testing?
  • How do you choose a rapid onsite testing kit?

Browse our Rapid kit on-site testing catalogue or contact us for support.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.

 

 


Episode 6: Allergen-Specific Lateral flow devices, allergen-Specific Lateral flow devices are qualitative or semi-quantitative immunochromatographic tests that can be used onsite to verify allergen cleaning.

This video will include:

  • How do allergen-specific lateral flow devices work?
  • What is in the “box”?
  • What are their pro’s and cons?

Browse our Rapid kit on-site testing catalogue or contact us for support.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.


Episode 7: Total protein Indicators, these are indicator swabs are qualitative tests that can be used onsite to verify allergen cleaning.

This video will include:

  • How do protein indicator swabs work?
  • What is in the “box”?
  • What are their pro’s and cons?

Browse our Rapid kit on-site testing catalogue or contact us for support.
Remember to browse our resource center for useful allergen control tools.

Episode 7: Locked


How can we help you with your allergen control requirements?

We offer a range of allergen control and allergen management services:

For any query, contact us today or call +27 21 882 9883.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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