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Reduced allergenicity of processed foods (containing animal allergens)

Objective

Food allergy concerns consumers , health care professionals, and food manufacturers all over Europe. It is estimated that up to 8% of children and 2% of adults are affected. The project aims on technological development of less allergenic food products containing animal allergens which are highly potent and stable and on improving food safety by strategies to prevent allergen contamination. The approach includes development of sensitive and reliable allergen detection methods , determination of threshold levels for minimal allergen intake inducing allergic symptoms, and allergenic assessment of foods containing cow's milk, egg, and/or meat . Comparable data on prevalence of food allergies and the occurrence of severe reactions are targeted on a pan-European level . Based on the project results a priority list of allergenic foods is aimed.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Moorweidenstrasse, 18
20148 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (11)

ALLGEMEINES KRANKENHAUS DER STADT WIEN
Austria
Address
Waehringer Guertel, 18-20
1090 Wien
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA "FATEBENEFRATELLI" - PRESIDIO OSPEDALIERO MACEDONIO MELLONI
Italy
Address
Via Macedonio Melloni, 52
20129 Milano
BUNDESANSTALT FUER FLEISCHFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
20,E.-c.-baumann-strasse 20
95326 Kulmbach
HIPP - WERK GEORG HIPP
Germany
Address
Georg-hipp Strasse, 7
85276 Pfaffenhofen (A D Ilm)
INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE VERBRAUCHERFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Aachener Strasse 1089
50858 Koeln
LEFO - INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTEL- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG, UNTERSUCHUNG UND BEWERTUNG - DR. GERHARD WICHMANN GMBH
Germany
Address
Waldemar-bonsels-weg 170
22926 Ahrensberg
NESTEC S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Vers-chez-les-blanc
1000 Lausanne
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Gloriastrasse 31
8091 Zurich
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
38,Wahringer Strasse 38
1010 Wien