DETECTION OF ALLERGENS IN MEAT PRODUCTS: MONITORING DURING THE YEAR 2007

  • J Lai | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .
  • D Adriano Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .
  • S Fragassi Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .
  • E. Pivetta Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .
  • M. Fabbri Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .
  • U. Baldi Regione Piemonte, Vigilanza e Controllo degli Alimenti di Origine Animale, .
  • L Decastelli Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, .

Abstract

Food allergies are an important health problem in industrialized countires. Undeclared allergens in the label represent a big risk for consumers. The Directive 2003/89/EC oblige to declare in the label all ingredients and derived substances, abolishing the rule of 25% and the possibility to indicate only one of the ingredients under the name of the class as in the old Directive 2000/13EC. In this study it is presented a monitoring plan of allergens in meat products during the year 2007 in the Pedmont Region. The analyses are carried out with an ELISA test for the detection of the egg-proteins and for the detection of milk protein; an UV-method is used to detect the lactose. The results show a percentage of 4.72% of analyses with a detection of allergens not declared in the label; for this reason it is important to continue an efficient and constant monitoring.

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2008-12-19
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Keywords:
Allergens, egg proteins, milk proteins, meat products.
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Lai, J., Adriano, D., Fragassi, S., Pivetta, E., Fabbri, M., Baldi, U., & Decastelli, L. (2008). DETECTION OF ALLERGENS IN MEAT PRODUCTS: MONITORING DURING THE YEAR 2007. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(2), 41-43. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2008.1052