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IDFA Teams with Neogen to Offer Webinar on Allergen Control

Nov 19, 2014
Tony Lupo, director of technical services for Neogen Corporation

Is your dairy company looking to further reduce the risks associated with food allergens? 

Learn more about the elements of effective allergen-control plans in real-world dairy processing environments during IDFA’s newest food safety webinar, “Critical Elements of Allergen-Control Programs.” Sponsored by Neogen Corporation, the webinar will be held December 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, and registration is complimentary for IDFA members.

“This webinar will cover verification and validation of the effectiveness of an allergen-control program for dairy plants through the use of rapid, allergen-specific diagnostic test kits,” said John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards. “It can help you to demonstrate confidently to an inspector that your allergens-control program is working.”

The webinar will be presented by Tony Lupo, director of technical services for Neogen Corporation, a leader in developing and marketing test kits that provide food safety solutions.  Lupo and his team are responsible for providing global technical support for Neogen’s comprehensive line of food safety products.  

Lupo serves on the AOAC Research Institute’s Board of Directors and the Food Allergen Research and Resource Center Board of Directors. He also is a certified auditor for the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to identifying, evaluating and controlling food safety hazards.

“IDFA is pleased to team with Neogen and have Tony Lupo outline the key elements that have been developed through the company’s 15-plus years of working with dairy foods companies, regulators and researchers to greatly reduce the risks associated with food allergens.,” said Allen.

Visit the webinar microsite for more details. Members may login to receive complimentary registration. Non-members can contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings and educational services assistant, at to register.

Members with questions may contact Allan at

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