Food allergens: state of the art in Piedmont region in the period 2011-2012


Submitted: 12 May 2013
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Published: 6 June 2014
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  • Antonio Barbaro Struttura Complessa Epidemiologia e Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Francesca Rubinetti Struttura Complessa Epidemiologia e Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Annamaria Galleggiante Crisafulli Struttura Complessa Epidemiologia e Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Maria Cristina Radaelli Struttura Complessa Epidemiologia e Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Laura Chiavacci Struttura Complessa Epidemiologia e Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Daniela Manila Bianchi Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Daniela Adriano Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Fabio Zuccon Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Sandra Fragassi Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Giuseppina Buonincontro Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Walter Vencia Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • Lucia Decastelli Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
The US National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases defines food allergy as adverse health effect arising from a specific immune response that occurs reproducibly on exposure to a given food. Undeclared allergens in food label represent a risk for consumers, as there is no therapy for food allergies. According to Directive 2003/89/EC, declaration of all ingredients and derived substances in the label is mandatory. In 2011-2012, in Piedmont region (North-western Italy) 285 food samples were analysed for β-lactoglobulin and 234 for egg proteins. The aim of this work was to analyse 2 years data in order to assess the presence of undeclared milk and egg allergenic proteins in food placed on the market checking the compliance of labeling of food allergens. Analyses were carried out with ELISA tests, both for the detection of the egg and milk proteins. β-lactoglobulin was found in 2.8% (8/286) of samples, while egg proteins in 4.7% (11/234).

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Barbaro A, Rubinetti F, Galleggiante Crisafulli A, Radaelli MC, Chiavacci L, Bianchi DM, Adriano D, Zuccon F, Fragassi S, Buonincontro G, Vencia W, Decastelli L. Food allergens: state of the art in Piedmont region in the period 2011-2012. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2014 Jun. 6 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];3(2). Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/ijfs/article/view/ijfs.2014.1700

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