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International Fresenius Conference to discuss new processes and thresholds

Allergenmanagement in der Praxis

The seventh International Fresenius Conference "Food Allergens", which will be taking place in Wiesbaden/Germany on 12 and 13 November, will be providing a broad overview of the reliability of clinical provocation data as well as the dependability of the analytical results. The conference will also be dealing with how to better interpret the “allergen situation” with respect to risk assessment, management and communication.

The agenda not includes clinical aspects but also practical field reports on the introduction of an integrated risk management system as well as the critical factors involved in risk communication. Furthermore, the participants will be discussing the revision of the VITAL (“Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling”) concept. The VITAL concept offers a standardised approach to determining and declaring unintentional traces of allergens in food based on thresholds. The participants will be dealing with the following topis in this connection: Cleaning as an effective allergen cross-contamination control, risk analysis of food allergen incidents and an update on minimising precautionary allergen labelling.


  • Barbara Ballmer-Weber, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
  • Ylva Sjögren Bolin, Swedish National Food Agency
  • Chun-Han Chan, Food Standards Agency (FSA) 
  • René Crevel, René Crevel Consulting
  • Antonio Fernández Dumont, European Food Safety Authority 
  • Simon Flanagan, Reading Scientific Services 
  • Thomas Holzhauser, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI)
  • Geert Houben, TNO 
  • Peter Littleton, Christeyns Food Hygiene 
  • Clare Mills, University of Manchester
  • Roland Ernest Poms, MoniQA Association 
  • Marie-Claude Robert, Nestlé Research Centre
  • Martin Röder, ifp - Institut für Produktqualität 
  • Sabine Schnadt, German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB)
  • Robin Sherlock, Sherlock Food Allergen Risk Management
  • Rachel Ward, r.ward consultancy

Full programme details will be available here shortly!

Dates: 12 and 13 November 2018

Location: Wiesbaden/Germany 

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