Development of management thresholds for allergenic foods
This programme of research aims to facilitate the development of allergen management thresholds (also known as action levels). It is intended that such levels if defined could be used by industry and regulators to guide decisions about the likely risk of allergen cross-contamination in processed food. This would inform risk assessments, allergen management and risk communication strategies.
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Wednesday 25 April 2012
This is a randomised cross-over trial that will investigate whether common extrinsic factors, such as exercise and sleep deprivation can modulate the threshold of responses to allergenic foods in a representative group of adults from the peanut allergic population.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
The survey aims to gain a better understanding of the type of allergen advisory labelling present on pre-packed processed foods sold in the UK. It also aims to quantify the level of allergens present in the food as a result of cross-contamination and establish whether the type of advisory labelling used relates to the level of allergen present.
Thursday 24 December 2009
This project aims to obtain accurate data on threshold doses for allergenic foods (the highest level of an allergen that does not cause a reaction in the food allergic population) and establish whether available methods of analysis can detect and quantify allergens in foods at or around these threshold levels and that they are accurate.
Saturday 11 February 2006
This research reviewed all published scientific literature relevant to safe threshold amounts of gluten in foods in order to determine if it was possible to propose a threshold concentration of gluten in food products that would be tolerated by all people with coeliac disease.