Join us for an essential event aimed at professionals at the forefront of the food industry. Enhance your understanding of food allergen management and allergen control strategies.
The event is on 4th December 2023 at the Crick Institute in London. It will feature experts in the field who will share insights into allergen management and discuss how to create safer, allergy-friendly products and services.
Allergies have become a significant health concern affecting a considerable portion of the population. We must recognise the scale of this issue and understand its implications. Our esteemed speakers will shed light on the prevalence and psychological impact of allergies and potential treatment.
Dr Paul Turner, Reader/Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant, Imperial College London
Prof. Chrissie Jones, Associate Professor, University of Sussex
Dr Helen Evans-Howells, GP with specialist in allergies
This session will provide a deep dive into the lives of individuals living with serious allergies and the impact it has on their daily existence. We will hear personal stories, gain insights and discuss ways to enhance their quality of life. Leading this engaging discussion will be Dr Helen Evans-Howells, who specialises in supporting individuals with allergies and their families.
Tee Houghton, Allergies in Bold
Clare Bristow, Co-Founder and CEO of Sadie Bristow Foundation
Dr.Frederic Girard, Senior Vice President, Commercial Opera/ons Europe, DBV
The food industry plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of individuals with allergies. During this session, we will explore the challenges faced by food service establishments, including supply chain management and allergen control practices. Industry experts will share real-world challenges and present innovative solutions.
This session will focus on the importance of robust risk assessment, validation, verification and due diligence in maintaining allergen safety. We will explore best practices for assessing and managing allergen hazards throughout the food chain. Attendees will gain valuable insights into current industry standards and methodologies.
Laura Parham, UK Head of Technical at Pret A Manger, Pret A Manger
Anita Kinsey, Senior Technical & Safety Manager, Pret A Manger
Peter Littleton, Technical Director Christeyns Food Hygiene Ltd
Alex Turtle, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drink Federation
Barbara Hirst, Senior Consultant Food Safety & Quality Team, RSSL
Dr Emma Ridley, General Manager -Hebden Bridge, SGS
This fascinating presentation talks us through what we really see when reading safety labels and notices by exploring eye movements, reading and human visual cognition. What can businesses learn from this when labelling their products?
Professor Simon Paul Liversedge, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
Jan Mei Soon-Sinclair, Lecturer in Food Safety Management Systems, University of Central Lancashire
In this session, we will address the roles of local authorities and the Food Standards Agency in overseeing and enforcing allergen control practices.
Natasha Smith, Deputy Director in Food Policy, Food Standards Agency
Patient and consumer allergy advocacy over the last thirty years.
Hazel Gowland, Allergy Action
Topics include the emotional toll of living with allergies and the rising incidence of allergies in the UK. Additional sessions will explore the daily challenges faced by those with severe allergies, the food industry's role in safeguarding public health, and the critical importance of thorough risk assessment and regulatory enforcement.
Dr Helen Evans-HowellsWe will hear personal stories, gain insights from caregivers, and discuss ways to enhance their quality of life. Leading this engaging discussion will be Dr. Helen Evans-Howells, a GP who specialises in supporting individuals with allergies and their families.
Dr Paul TurnerDr. Paul Turner, an eminent authority on allergies, will discuss the prevalence of allergies in today's society. Through his research and expertise, he will examine whether allergies are becoming more widespread and explore the potential factors contributing to this trend.
Dr Chrissie JonesDr. Chrissie Jones, a leading expert in psychology, will delve into the psychological impact experienced by individuals living with allergies. She will shed light on the challenges they face, the emotional toll it takes, and the coping mechanisms that can be employed to improve their overall well-being.
Peter Littleton, UK Technical DirectorJoin Peter Littleton, a renowned Food Safety Expert, as he presents on ensuring allergen-free environments in the food and beverage industry. The talk will emphasise the significance of proper cleaning and disinfection measures in controlling allergens.
Barbara Hirst, Senior Consultant in Food Safety and QualityBarbara is a leading authority on food safety and allergen management at RSSL, a cutting-edge research company that provides solutions for life science, food and consumer goods industries. Barbara supports manufacturing sites to advise on sampling and testing options and interpretation of results.
Professor Simon Paul Liversedge, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Central LancashireSimon's research interests lie in the field of cognitive psychology, and in particular eye movements, reading and human visual cognition.
Dr Jan Mei Soon-Sinclair, Lecturer in Food Safety Management Systems, University of Central LancashireJan is currently the course leader for the fully online MSc Food Safety Management Systems programme.
Alex Turtle, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drink FederationAt the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Alex leads the regulatory affairs team which covers food safety and food law policy
Natasha Smith, Deputy Director of Food Policy, Food Standards AgencyResponsibility for food policy across the Food Standards Agency (FSA) including food hypersensitivity, food and feed hygiene, products of animal origin and chemical safety.
Anita Kinsey, Senior Technical & Safety Manager, Pret A MangerAnita has a wealth of experience having worked for 13 years in food manufacturing supplying all the major retailers prior to joining Pret A Manger in 2001.
Laura Parham, UK Head of Technical at Pret A Manger, Pret A MangerLaura has extensive experience in the food industry having worked for retailers, suppliers and growers for the last 20 years.
Dr Hazel Gowland , Allergy ActionHazel is a leading food allergy advocate, expert patient, researcher and university lecturer
Tee Houghton, Founder of Allergies in BoldFounder of Allergies in Bold and creator of the Children’s Allergy Activity Booklet, and the recently published Allergy Reaction Log & Recovery Journal.
Frederic Girard - DBV TechnologiesDr Frédéric Girard is Senior Vice President, Development Operations Europe for DBV Technologies, a biotechnology company committed to helping children with food allergies live safely. DBV Technologies is developing Viaskin™, a non-invasive patch technology based on epicutaneous immunotherapy, that re-educates the immune system through the skin.
Emma Ridley, General Manager – Hebden Bridge SGSEmma is responsible for the operational and general management of the Hebden Bridge site which carries out Allergen, Meat Speciation and GMO testing at SGS.
Clare Bristow Co-Founder and CEO of Sadie Bristow FoundationAn excellent speaker and educator, Clare is passionate about sharing her insights and knowledge to inspire change and foster empathy. She firmly believes that every person has the right to the proper care and support necessary for a healthy and fulfilling life. Through her work with the Sadie Bristow Foundation, she's working to make this belief a reality, one step at a time.
Join us at the Anaphylaxis UK 2023 Business Symposium, and let's work together to make the food industry safer and more inclusive for everyone.
Exploring Allergen-Free Manufacturing and Allergen Control StrategiesOur symposium will delve into allergen-free manufacturing, a growing sector in the food industry. We'll discuss dietary requirements in product development and share effective allergen control program examples.
Managing Allergens in the Food Supply ChainManaging allergens from farm to fork can be complex. Gain insights into allergen preventive control templates and allergen cleaning validation SOPs.
Allergen Risk AssessmentWe will discuss the importance of allergy risk assessment and share strategies for allergen control, helping you to ensure your manufacturing processes are as safe as possible.
Innovations in Allergen-Free FoodsWe will look at the latest innovations in allergy-free foods, giving you a glimpse of the future.
Food Labelling and Allergen InformationWe will discuss the latest guidance on food labelling regulations and provide practical tips on how to clearly communicate allergen information to customers, both on product packaging and in a restaurant setting.
Networking Opportunities: Valuable Connections in Allergen ManagementNetwork with 200 delegates from across sectors like retail, out-of-home eating, suppliers, manufacturers, and allergen cleaning in food manufacturing.
By becoming a sponsor, you demonstrate your commitment to allergen management guidelines and the well-being of individuals living with allergies. Your brand will be synonymous with fostering awareness and sharing knowledge in allergen management in the food industry.
At the Anaphylaxis UK 2023 Business Symposium, you’ll gain insights into allergen management in food service, learn from experts, and discover how to create safer, allergy-friendly products. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those living with allergies.
This event is designed for professionals who are keen to enhance their understanding of food allergen management guidelines and allergen control strategies. It’s ideal for those in retail, out-of-home eating, food manufacturing, and supply chain management.
The main focus is on deepening allergy awareness and allergen management in the food industry. The symposium aims to provide actionable insights into creating safer, allergy-friendly products and services.
The event is scheduled for 4th December 2023 in London.
Tickets are priced at £125, which includes lunch.
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Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses that wish to align their brand with best practices in allergen management. For more details, please visit our sponsorship page.
The event will provide ample opportunities for business networking with over 200 delegates from various sectors, including allergen cleaning in food manufacturing and allergen preventive control.