An increasing number of people experience allergic reactions to foods. In Western societies, 5-7% of children have food allergies, and 2-3% of adults. Food allergies have a strong impact on quality of life and can sometimes be life-threatening. Wageningen University & Research participates in a European project that aims to create tools to manage allergy-related problems. Wageningen University & Research develops diagnostic and analytical methods to measure if food components still can provoke allergic reactions after processing or formulation. With these methods, safer foods for people with allergies and more patient-friendly diagnostic methods can be developed.
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