Food Allergens

Food Allergens

This course will provide an overview of food allergens with a primary focus on preventive controls in the food manufacturing setting. Students will understand the basic science of the human immune response to food allergens, the determination of allergen thresholds, the most current rapid detection testing methodologies, current regulations as well as allergen prevention and control planning.

Instructors and Topics:

  • Tony Lupo, Director of Technical Services, Neogen Corporation
    • Introduction to Food Allergens
  • Michaela Oldfield, J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Global Food Law Program, MSU College of Law
    • Allergen Regulation and Labeling
  • Melinda Wilkins, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., Assistant┬áProfessor, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Threshold Setting
  • Jennifer Rice
    • Testing and Detection
  • Brian Kraus, Sr. Mgr of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Wells Enterprises, Inc
    • Manufacturing Preventive Controls/Allergen Control plans