VITAL® Online: taking VITAL to the world
VITAL® Online – the Allergen Bureau’s user-friendly, web-based update of the VITAL Calculator is now available on http://allergenbureau.net/vital/
WHAT IS VITAL?
The VITAL® (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling) program is a standardised allergen risk assessment process for the food industry.
Carrying out a VITAL risk assessment using the VITAL tools – including VITAL Online - assists a food company to thoroughly review the allergen status of all the ingredients and the processing conditions that contribute towards the allergen status of the finished product.
The VITAL Program produces a ‘labelling outcome’ that summarises the food allergens present in a food due to intentional inclusion as part of a recipe and where food allergens, present due to cross contact, should be included on the label in the form of the precautionary statement ‘May be present: XXX’.
FIAL has provided funding for the development of VITAL® Online.