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#1 Weebus90

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:45 PM

HI Everyone, 

I'm looking for help with Lychee Fruit. 

We are receiving the product in the raw form sometimes still attached to the branches. 

I'm looking for some insight as to if this product in the form it is received in would be considered an allergen. 

I know a Lychee Nut is an allergen, but what about the entire fruit?

I couldn't find much information on this, so i'm hoping some one can help.

 

 

Thanks

Weebus



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 03:19 PM

Hi Weebus,

 

I came across this site that might be helpful to you. The conclusion suggests that the fruit may also be classed as an allergen.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/8556556



#3 Charles.C

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:22 AM

Indeed there seems to be plenty of top-level support for Scullerdude around -

 

https://farrp.unl.edu/informallfruit

 

Lots of mouth-watering pictures but apparently the body may think otherwise.

 

Perhaps almost too much information here -

 

http://www.medicaljo...555-1379&html=1


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#4 infoiqc

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:21 AM

From what I know almost anything can be an allergen, the issue is what the legislation requires.

Lychee does not appear on the EU list but is on the US list (along with coconut and pine nuts).

Some clients have additional requirements for allergen labelling.

 

Gail






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