The Allergen Bureau’s VITAL® (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling) Program is a standardised allergen risk assessment process for food industry.
The VITAL Program has been developed to provide a risk-based methodology for food manufacturers to use in assessing the impact of allergen cross contact and to provide appropriate precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) in the form of the precautionary statement ‘May be present: allergen x, allergen y.’
The VITAL precautionary allergen labelling statement ‘May be present: allergen x, allergen y.’ for cross contact allergens indicates a defined level of risk based upon scientific principles.
The VITAL Standard is a supplementary certification program for food manufacturers that are already certified to GFSI recognised food safety management standards that include allergen management.
VITAL Training is a great way for food business operators to realise the full benefits of using the VITAL Program and the VITAL Online Calculator
VITAL Online is the user-friendly, web-based VITAL Calculator. VITAL Online allows you to store the allergen status of ingredients and processing profiles for use in multiple recipes, record the assumptions in your VITAL risk assessment, and create an Action Level report using the interactive VITAL Action Level Grid.
Register an account using our free 1 month trial offer. You can invite other users from your organisation into your free trial account, so the whole team can see the benefits of using VITAL Online at the same time.
Our FAQs and Helpful Hints provide you with the answers to some of our most frequent questions about the VITAL Program and how to use key functions of the VITAL Online Calculator.