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).
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
1066 CX Amsterdam
NR4 7UA Norwich
NR12 8QN Norwich
3508 GA Utrecht