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DavidAR

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:53 AM

Greetings all,

 

i just went in to production and found an oil but could find no information for it, a quick google found this is known to cause intollerance and allergic reactions.

 

things i believe i know:

it is a seed.

it contains some kind of mustard?

there is known issues caused by a component which causes muscle problems.

 

 

from what i have read these oils even those which are refined from nuts can be almost 100% safe, some articles state this anyways some others say there is still work to be done.

 

basically this oil i found is a processing aid. and is not currently declared on our packaging.

 

and i am not sure if it needs to be.

 

Is it an allergen?

what category?

Are there GM Varients of this oil in commercial use?

 

Any help appreciated.



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 01:29 PM

HI DavidAR

 

I don't think rapeseed oil is an allergen, although you can be intolerant to it. To be a true allergen there needs to be a protein, and rapeseed does not have any protein.

 

The refined stuff s often referred to a Canola Oil.

 

Bu I don't mind being corrected (well I do, because i'll have to update allergen information on packaging!)

 

Caz x


Edited by cazyncymru, 23 December 2014 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

i took this right from wiki (Natural rapeseed oil contains 50% erucic acid. Wild seeds also contain high levels of glucosinolates (mustard oil glucosindes),

 

this is an alergen? Mustard oil? as in mustard containing oil?

 

i dont know,

 

This site (http://www.cantola.com/) mentions that canola although not an alergy i nthe traditional sense apears to still cause alergic reaction style symptoms.

 

 

Rapseed's would have proteins right? the same as sesame seeds?  the above link mentions that where seeds / nuts are used for oil the refining process can almost 100% remove the proteins that casue the reaction, however this study had not been done on rapeseed yet...

 

what they do say is if it was a nut based oil they claim after refining a product using said oil could be consumed by somebody with a nut alergy with no ill effect ^^ not sure id try this lol....

 

Anyways im still confused lol. The oild used here is a processing aid and as such is used in minute capacity but stil wanted to know if it is something i should consider a risk....

 

this site http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/what-is-anaphylaxis/knowledgebase/vegetable-oils mentions that no research has been done at the time of publishing in 2012 whether or not alergys can be caused by rapeseed oil.

 

Anyways my research continues



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 02:39 AM

Dear DavidAR,

 

To further validate yr Wiki -

 

 

Vegetable oil allergy

Vegetable oil is usually a blend of oils. In the UK, the oils used the most to make up vegetable oil are soya, rapeseed, sunflower, maize, palm, coconut and palm kernel oils. Where they appear in pre-packed food, these oils will have been refined. The refining process removes proteins from the oil. Since it's the proteins in oils that can cause allergic reactions, sensitive people probably won't react to refined oils. Some speciality oils, such as sesame and walnut, aren't refined, so they are best avoided by people who are sensitive to the nuts or seeds they are made from.

 

 

http://www.medicalne...ticles/8624.php

 

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:28 PM

I work with edible oils and that includes canola oil It is not an allergen. Refined oils do not contain the proteins that cause allergic reactions. 

 

Even if it was expeller pressed,the protein in the seed is not one of the Big 8 allergens as per FDA unless if your country regulations or customers declare this protein as an allergen.

 

If you are purchasing this processed, you need to ask your supplier for the product specification. The protein % will be zero on the specification.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

I think you will find what you need to know here:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canola

 

Tamale



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:26 PM

I agree w/ TGM2010.  i also work int he field of oils and can tell you that rapeseed oil, aka Canola Oil is not considered an allergen.  More than likely you are using an RBD (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized) oil, which is considered to not contain proteins through the processing.  You should be able to get in touch with your supplier and request an allergen statement, (which is good to have on file in case there is ever any question, you have documentation). Even RBD Soybean Oil is not considered to be an allergen even though soya is one of the "Big 8".  Hope this helps ease your concerns.   



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:59 PM

I agree w/ TGM2010.  i also work int he field of oils and can tell you that rapeseed oil, aka Canola Oil is not considered an allergen.  More than likely you are using an RBD (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized) oil, which is considered to not contain proteins through the processing.  You should be able to get in touch with your supplier and request an allergen statement, (which is good to have on file in case there is ever any question, you have documentation). Even RBD Soybean Oil is not considered to be an allergen even though soya is one of the "Big 8".  Hope this helps ease your concerns.   

 

And, hopefully, Messrs cantola also. :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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