Project Number: 6054-43440-044-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2009
End Date: Jul 1, 2014
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).
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.