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Allergen Management in the Food Industry

ISBN: 978-1-118-06028-5
624 pages
January 2011
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This book comprehensively addresses the sources of allergenic contaminants in foods, their fate during processing, and the specific measures that need to be taken to minimize their occurrence in foods. The book provides up-to-date information on the nine major allergens (as well as other emerging allergens) and practical guidelines on how these allergens can be identified and controlled during production and processing. Starting with an introduction to food allergens, the book follows with sections on food allergen management during production and processing, guidelines for the processing of specific allergen-free foods, techniques for hypo-allergenization and allergen detection, and allergen-free certification.
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Preface.

Contributors.

Section I: Food Allergy and the Consumer.

1. Immune-mediated Adverse Reactions to Dietary Proteins (Olga M. Pulido).

2. Protecting Food Allergic Consumers: Managing Allergens across the Food Supply Chain (Sandra Kerbach, Anton J. Alldrick, Rene W. R. Crevel, Lilla Dömötör, Audrey DunnGalvin, E. N. Clare Mills, Sylvia Pfaff, Roland E. Poms, Sandor Tömösközi, Bert Popping).

3. Criteria to Determine Priority Allergens: Tree Nut Allergy Review (Jupiter M. Yeung).

4. The Canadian criteria for the establishment of new priority food allergens: Evidence for the inclusion of mustard and insufficient evidences for garlic and onion as priority allergens in Canada (Olga M. Pulido,  Zoë Gillespie, Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy).

Section II: General Principles for Allergen Management and Control.

5. Allergen Management and Control as Part of Agricultural Practices (Vernon D. Burrows).

6. Principles and Practices for Allergen Management and Control in Processing (Warren E. Stone and Jupiter M. Yeung).

7. Allergen Management and Control in the Food Service Industry (M Hazel Gowland).

Section III: Processing Foods Free from Specific Allergens.

8. Processing Foods without Dairy Ingredients (Joyce I. Boye, Sahul Rajamohamed and Michel Britten).

9. Processing of Egg-free Foods (Valéry Dumont and Philippe Delahaut).

10. Processing Foods without Fish and Crustacean Shellfish (Angelina O. Danquah, Joyce I. Boye and Benjamin K. Simpson).

11. Processing Foods without Peanuts and Tree Nuts (Sahul H. Rajamohamed and Joyce I. Boye).

12. Processing Gluten-free Foods (Elke K. Arendt and Maria Helena B. Nunes).

13. Processing Foods without Soy Ingredients (Joyce I. Boye, Lamia L’Hocine and Sahul Rajamohamed).

14. Manufacturing a Biscuit that does not use Milk, Eggs or Soybean (Masahiro Shoji and Takahide Obata).

Section IV: Risk Assessment and Risk Management.

15. Risk Assessment for Food Allergy (René Crevel).

16. The Challenges of Precautionary Labelling (Fiona Fleming, Kirsten Grinter, Kim Leighton, Kevin Norman, Chris Preston, Maria Said).

17. Certification Programs for Foods Labelled as "Free from" Specific Allergens (Christine Dupuis and Ferdinand Tchounkeu).

18. Emerging Allergens and the Future (Allaoua Achouri and Joyce I. Boye).

19. Managing risks and preventing food allergy incidents: a regulator's perspective (Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy, Sheila Dubois and Sébastien La Vieille).

Index.

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JOYCE I. BOYE, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Food R & D Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). AAFC provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment, and innovation for growth. Dr. Boye leads a comprehensive research study in plant protein research and food allergies at the research centre in St Hyacinthe, Quebec.

SAMUEL BENREJEB GODEFROY, PhD, is the Director General of the Food Directorate in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada. The Food Directorate is the federal food standard setting authority in Canada, which develops and administers standards, policies, guidelines, and regulations of foods available for sale in Canada. The Directorate manages a food research program that supports its standard-setting mandate. Dr. Godefroy has led the food allergen method development program at Health Canada since 2001.

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“In this valuable contribution to a complex field, [the editors] introduce the food industry’s challenges and best practice guidelines in producing such foods. International scientists provide up-to-date information on the nature of food allergies…”(SciTech Book News, December 2010)

"The challenges faced by allergic consumers, including those with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance, are complex. The challenges faced by industries and governments striving to meet the needs of such allergic consumers are no less complex. This book provides a variety of perspectives on the management of allergens from 'farm-to-fork'. We commend Joyce Boye and Dr. Samuel Godefroy in their editing of this reference publication."
Nick Jennery, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

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