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The First Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop @

China International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo 2016
Supported by University Laval, r-Biopharm, National Measurement Institute Australia, INAF, CFSA, ATFM

November 3, 2016 • Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Center • Shanghai, China
Workshop Chairs:
Samuel Godefroy, Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems,
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University Laval
Alice Lee, Associate Professor & Co-Director,
ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture,
University of New South Wales

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Workshop Overview
The management of food allergy reactions: their diagnosis, their treatment and their prevention is increasingly the
centre of attention of a number of public health agencies, the clinical community, food regulators, the food industry
and consumer organizations at the global level.
Over the last 20 years, several actions have been taken by these various players with the aim to enhance the
protection of food allergic consumers. Food recall statistics continue to show that food allergens are high on the list
of food hazards to which these recalls are attributed.
The Asia Pacific region has witnessed major changes in the way food allergens, as an emerging food safety hazard,
are being subjected to control measures. Several Asia-Pacific countries have developed legislative and regulatory
measures to upgrade allergen labelling requirements. Similarly, food processors have enhanced their food control
practices to allow identification and management of priority allergens across the entire food supply chain.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Food Safety Cooperation Forum identified Food Allergen Management
as a priority for food safety capacity building in 2013 and 2015. The Forum directed its members to work towards the
following objectives:
- to build regulatory convergence associated with labelling of priority allergens,
- to raise awareness of good (allergen management-related) manufacturing processes
- to build competencies in laboratory analysis of priority allergens for both industry and government oversight
- to share and align responses to improper labelling and poor manufacturing processes associated with food allergens

Why Attend
This first edition of this workshop aims to gather food regulators, food industry representatives, representatives of
the clinical community and service providers from the region. Specific emphasis will be made to enhance the
representation from China, with intent to continue raising awareness and to contribute to dissemination efforts of
best practices related to food allergen management.
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First Session: Setting the Stage – Food Allergen Management in China Starting Point and Future Directions
Introduction by Session Chairs
China’s Current Environment Related to Food Allergen Management and Future Directions
Fan Yongxiang, Director, Food Safety Standard Division I, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment
The Gap Between Research Related to Food Allergen Management and Future Directions
Wu Yongning, Chief Scientist, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Panel Discussion and Addressing Questions
Coffee Break
Second Session: Learning from Past Experience of Food Allergen and Gluten free Management Internationally – Public and Private Efforts
Toward a National Food Allergy Strategy for Canada
Susan Elliott, Professor, Geography & Public Health, University of Waterloo, Canada
European Perspectives on Allergen Regulations and Management
Bert Popping, Chief Scientific Officer, Merieux NutriSciences
The Gluten-Free Certification Program: A Management System Approach
Paul Valder, President & CEO, Allergen Control Group Inc.
Management of Allergens in the Production Process of Export Industry
Zhang Shucheng, Vice General Manager, Yantai Shaugnta Food Co., Ltd.
Networking Luncheon
Third Session: Testing for Food Allergens as a Pillar of Management Practices
Cell–based Sensor Development for Food Allergen Testing
Sun Xiulan, Professor, The School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University
Introducing Allergen Testing to Support Allergen Management in the Food Industry
Timo Wulfmeyer, Product Manager, Allergens/Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm AG
Recent Developments in Applying Food Allergen Testing in Thailand
Masahiro Shoji, Adviser, Morinaga Bio-Science (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Coffee Break
Novel Antibody-Based Immunoassay for Detection of Bovine β-Lactoglobulin Allergenic Residues
Chen Hongbing, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University
Challenges in Food Allergen Testing
Dean Clarke, Manager, Microbiology & Allergen Lab, National Measurement Institute Australia
Quantitative Determination of Protein of Allergen Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Technology
Ren Yiping, Vice-Director, National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center Application Technology Cooperation Center, Yangtze Delta Region Institute
of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang
Fostering Consistent Guidance on Food Allergen Management Globally
Virginie Barrere, Research Associate, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, University Laval
Samuel Godefroy, Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University Laval
Closing Remarks and Next Steps: Next Asia Pacific Workshop on Food Allergen Management

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