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

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).

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

Address

Waehringer Guertei 18-20
1090 Wien

Austria

Administrative Contact

Meinrad PETERLIK (Prof. Dr.)

Participants (8)

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CLB - SANQUIN BLOOD SUPPLY FOUNDATION

Netherlands

FUNDACION HOSPITAL ALCORCON

Spain

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom

NORFOLK FRUIT GROWERS LTD

United Kingdom

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

RAUCH FRUCHTSAEFTE GMBH

Austria

UNIVERSITAET BASEL

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2000-01394

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 526 715

  • EU contribution

    € 1 726 435

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

Austria