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Welcome


It's with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd international conference of the Food Allergy Forum, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 9-11 April 2018.

Food allergy is one of the most common health disorders in the Western world affecting about three per cent of the total population. Food allergy is potentially lethal, and its health impact is higher than that posed by all known chemicals and microbes in food. Additionally, the economic impact of food allergy is immense.

The main objectives of the Food Allergy Forum are: providing a unique platform for the food industry, science, and regulatory authorities to exchange information and experiences on the various aspects of food allergy; reviewing current knowledge related to food allergy; and discussing strategies for prevention and control of food allergy ensuring food safety and protecting human health.

The 2nd international conference of the Food Allergy Forum focuses on:

  • food allergen risk assessment and risk management to improve the protection of the food allergic consumer;
  • allergenicity assessment to prevent allergies to new food products;
  • and maintenance and optimisation of immune health.

The conference topics are intended to meet the needs of the food industry, food researchers, and food professionals who want to be updated on the progress and possibilities in this field.

The conference chair – Dr. Geert Houben – and the members of the Advisory Committee are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam!