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Plant food allergies: field to table strategies for reducing their incidence in europe (SAFE)

Objective

The EU is actively encouraging consumption of fruit and vegetable for positive health benefits. Apples are the most widely grown and consumed fruit in Europe, but around 1M people are apple allergic. A number of major apple allergens have been identified but detailed information on sensitisation patterns is lacking. Focusing on apple allergy the project will characterize allergens, and linkages with severe versus mild symptoms using fruit-allergic patients from acrossEurope.It will also provide the European Agro-Food industry with strategies tonsure the availability of high quality low allergen foods in European and export markets thus extending consumer choice of fresh or processed food stuffs with reduced or abolished allergen city. It will also supply the consumer with reliable and independent information about low allergenic alternatives (existing cultivars and GMO).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Address
Waehringer Guertei 18-20
1090 Wien
Austria

Participants (8)

CLB - SANQUIN BLOOD SUPPLY FOUNDATION
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanlaan 125
1066 CX Amsterdam
FUNDACION HOSPITAL ALCORCON
Spain
Address
Budapest 1
28922 Alcorcon
INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park, Colney
NR4 7UA Norwich
NORFOLK FRUIT GROWERS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Tunstead Road
NR12 8QN Norwich
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
RAUCH FRUCHTSAEFTE GMBH
Austria
Address
Langgasse 1
6830 Rankweil
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
70,Klingelbergstrasse 70
4056 Basel
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3508 GA Utrecht