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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy

Location: Food Processing and Sensory Quality Research

Project Number: 6054-43440-044-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2009
End Date: Jul 01, 2014

Objective:
Develop and improve immunoassays for detection of peanut and/or tree nut, and soy allergen residues before and after processing (i.e. roasting, baking into cookies, etc).

Approach:
Either subject various products containing peanuts, tree nuts, soy proteins, or the nuts themselves to different processes, or acquire existing marketed products and optimize methods to: • Extract allergenic food proteins with the highest efficiency to enable detection. • Develop antibodies against the various processed forms of the allergenic foods. • Utilize antibodies to develop various immunological detection methods. • Assure that the antibodies do not cross-react with other foods, and to characterize cross-reactivity if they do.

Last Modified: 11/22/2014
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