Print Email Facebook Twitter Allergen reference doses for precautionary labeling (VITAL 2.0): Clinical implications Title Allergen reference doses for precautionary labeling (VITAL 2.0): Clinical implications Author Allen, K.J. Remington, B.C. Baumert, J.L. Crevel, R.W.R. Houben, G.F. Brooke-Taylor, S. Kruizinga, A.G. Taylor, S.L. Publication year 2014 Abstract Background There has been a dramatic proliferation of precautionary labeling by manufacturers to mitigate the perceived risk from low-level contamination from allergens in food. This has resulted in a significant reduction in choice of potentially safe foods for allergic consumers. Objectives We aimed to establish reference doses for 11 commonly allergenic foods to guide a rational approach by manufacturers based on all publically available valid oral food challenge data. Methods Reference doses were developed from statistical dose-distribution modeling of individual thresholds of patients in a dataset of more than 55 studies of clinical oral food challenges. Sufficient valid data were available for peanut, milk, egg, and hazelnut to allow assessment of the representativeness of the data used. Results The data were not significantly affected by the heterogeneity of the study methodology, including little effect of age on results for those foods for which sufficient numbers of adult challenge data were available (peanut and hazelnut). Thus by combining data from all studies, the eliciting dose for an allergic reaction in 1% of the population estimated for the following were 0.2 mg of protein for peanut, 0.1 mg for cow's milk, 0.03 mg for egg, and 0.1 mg for hazelnut. Conclusions These reference doses will form the basis of the revised Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labeling (VITAL) 2.0 thresholds now recommended in Australia. These new levels will enable manufacturers to apply credible precautionary labeling and provide increased consumer confidence in their validity and reliability, as well as improving consumer safety. © 2013 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Subject LifeQS - Quality & SafetyELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesFood and NutritionBiologyHealthy LivingAllergen thresholdsCow's milkEggFood allergyHazelnutPeanutPrecautionary labelingSoy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd8cba08-ac09-4289-85bf-26148a5402be DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2013.06.042 TNO identifier 487295 ISSN 0091-6749 Source Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 133 (1), 156-164 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.