Gluten - Free Product: How to Prove & Display It Correctly
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The gluten-free market is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide. For the 18 million Americans who suffer from gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, gluten - free products are a necessity. To help assure customer confidence, the FDA issued a final rule in August 5, 2014 that defines gluten - free claims across the food industry. To enforce the final rule FDA may use its full range of routine post- market monitoring activities, including periodic inspections of manufacturer's facilities, food label reviews and gluten analyses of food samples.
Why should you Attend: Attend this webinar to avoid the pitfalls commonly associated with incorrect gluten-free claims. This webinar session will include an overview of the scientifically valid methods available for conducting gluten testing to ensure that the foods labelled gluten-free do not contain 20 ppm or more gluten. In addition, the session will highlight the various considerations available for manufacturers to credibly support gluten - free claims, including quality management systems and good manufacturing practices (GMPs) to demonstrate that products reproducibly meet the requirements of the rule.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- What is gluten?
- Examinations of how the FDA defines the term "gluten-free"
- Conducting a food label review
- How to properly declare gluten-free foods in labelling
- Gluten - free labelling globally
- Detection of gluten in food systems
- Good manufacturing practices (GMPs)
- Third - party gluten-free certification
- Food Processors and Manufacturers
- Owners of SME's
- Production Managers
- QA & QC Managers
- HACCP Coordinators
- Marketing personnel from food, beverage & ingredient companies
- Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Professionals
- Food Scientists and Technologist
- Hygiene Managers
- Label Designers
- Government food Inspectors
Rotimi Toki, is principal of Rottoks Food Safety Management Consulting Services Limited. He has provided services to some of the top brands in food service and manufacturing sectors. Rotimi specializes in Quality Systems Audit, developing an integrated food safety management system based on HACCP principles. He has more than 20 years of experience. He works with industry in applying the principles of quality and food safety management. He has been an integral part of raising industry standard and helping manufacturers achieving Quality certifications.
He has worked at many senior Technical, Operational and Quality levels within the Food Industry in Ireland , Nigeria and the UK, namely, Brian Munro, Cuisine de France, Tesco and Marks & Spencer gaining valuable hands on experience which he bring seamlessly into every training course. Rotimi, is a Food Technologist, a certified food safety trainer and Safefood360 certified partner. He has a Master degree in Food Safety Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.