Allergen management in the food industry: it’s all about cross-contact and contamination prevention

Food allergies and other food sensitivities are individualistic adverse reactions to foods. The hazard may be defined as the inadvertent consumption of a food allergen by a sensitive individual. In this article François Bourdichon, Food Safety Consultant, and Bert Pöpping, FOCOS discuss true food allergies (reproducible adverse reactions to a particular food that involve the immune system).