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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:49 pm 
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N.C. A&T signs deal to commercialize reduced-allergy peanut

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N.C. A&T today announced a licensing deal with a Canadian company to commercialize a hypoallergenic peanut.

A&T researchers have developed a process that treats roasted peanuts with a food-grade enzyme. A&T said the process doesn't change the look or taste of the peanuts.

Clinical trials have shown that the process reduces the presence of one peanut allergen to undetectable levels and a second by up to 98 percent.


http://www.news-record.com/news/schools ... b2370.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:33 am 
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Very interesting. If this ever takes off, peanut allergy component testing will surely become more common. Not everyone is allergic to the same peanut protein components, but there are some that are more closely linked with anaphylactic reactions than others. I wonder which components are affected by this enzyme.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:18 pm 
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There would have to be some significant changes to the labeling laws so that consumers knew what they were buying.

There is a huge push on for companies to label GMO (genetically modified organism) type foods.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 am 
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A little more information that I found:

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"This is one of the best technologies in the food and nutrition space we have seen," said Johnny Rodrigues, Chief Commercialization Officer of Xemerge, in a press release. "It checks all the boxes: non-GMO, patented, human clinical data, does not change physical characteristics of the peanut along with maintaining the nutrition and functionality needed, ready for industry integration from processing and manufacturing to consumer products."

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Dr. Jianmei Yu, a food scientist in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University is leading research on a post-harvest treatment for hypoallergenic peanuts.
Lee Adams/School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, N.C. A&T State University
Dr. Jianmei Yu and her colleagues at the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University figured out how to remove most of the dangerous allergens from roasted peanuts by soaking them in an enzyme solution.

"Treated peanuts can be used as whole peanuts, in pieces or as flour to make foods containing peanuts safer for many people who are allergic," Yu explained.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hypoallerge ... sufferers/

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 am 
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They mention roasted peanuts. Peanuts become more allergenic when roasted, correct? If they soak raw peanuts in this enzyme would they have even lower allergens?

Interesting to follow. Still makes me really nervous.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:15 pm 
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Another article, posted on Anaphylaxis Canada's fb page:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/are-allerg ... -1.1882442

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