Allergen control

Steve L. Taylor, Sue L. Hefle

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The importance of allergen control programs for controlling and preventing food allergies is discussed. The increasing awareness of food allergies and their potential severity led to the development of allergen control programs. The development of an allergen control program starts with a risk assessment focusing on some key features of true food allergies. True food allergies can cause very serious manifestations. It is pointed that by addressing the issues appropriately, food manufacturers and suppliers should be able to craft a well-focused approach to allergen management. A comprehensive allergen control program consist of components such as purchasing, allergen auditing, sanitation validation and product development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Specialist publicationFood Technology
StatePublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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