Project start: 01.05.2021
Project end: 30.04.2024
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
The ErdHase collaborative project ensures a better quality of life and safety for peanut and hazelnut allergy patients. It combines clinical, analytical and food production know-how. The aim of this project is to provide analytical tools for the management of food allergens along the food production value chain. Those analytical methods will be linked to the immune repertoire of a patient cohort for food allergen detection.
Project start: 01.01.2020
Project end: 01.01.2023
Sponsor: Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
The three-year research project “Korn B – sustainable extension of crop rotation using old spring cereals in water sensitive areas and the evaluation of their suitability for baking and brewing.” is funded by the European innovation partnership (EIP). Project partners are reflecting the whole value chain. Farmer, baker, brewer and the chamber of agriculture North-Rhine Westphalia as well as the city of Hamminkeln are conducting research on cereals extracted from genetic libraries. The university of Griesheim’s main focus will be on the evaluation of the cereals suitability for baking and brewing by applying malting and brewing experiments on a small- and pilot-scale, together with baking tests following standardised procedures.
Project start: 01.09.2016
Project end: 31.12.2018
Sponsor: Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts
Nuts can cause severe allergic reactions. To protect allergy sufferers, they must be labelled on food packaging. Antibody-based tests are the most commonly used analytical methods to detect nuts in food. They are mainly used by the food industry and commercial or public laboratories. Nuts are often difficult to detect in processed foods that have been baked or roasted, for example. The aim of this project is to improve the detection of nuts in food, especially hazelnut and almond. This will lead to increased safety for allergy sufferers when consuming these foods. The partners involved, R-Biopharm, Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences and Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein, bring extensive experience in allergen analytics and food processing to bring an improved method for detecting nuts to the market.