An alternative allergen risk management approach

Manning, L. and Soon, J.M. (2016) An alternative allergen risk management approach. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

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Protein components in food can trigger immune-mediated response in susceptible individuals. International law requires risk assessment to be undertaken by competent individuals to minimize food safety risk to consumers. Historically, allergen control legislation has been food focused and on the requirement for on pack labeling, and the need for formal food recalls in the event of misleading or inappropriate labeling. In order to develop a mechanism for decision makers when assessing allergenic risk from plant derived materials, the aim of this research was to consider a more holistic risk assessment method whereby rather than just using the food-based approach, an additive element in terms of considering the families of proteins is included. This approach reflects the need for food professionals to fully understand the role of proteins in triggering an allergic response to plant material and the health risk to individuals who show cross-reactivity to such proteins.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Allergen,food,cross-reactivity, protein,groups,plant
Divisions: Food Science and Agri-food Supply Chain Management
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 12:14

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