Allergens, processing food from plants

Agent Name
Allergens, processing food from plants
Major Category
Biological Agents
Plant-Derived Allergens
Occupational asthma documented:
Chicory--vegetable wholesaler;
Carob bean--jam factory;
Pectin--Christmas candy maker
Cacoon seed--decorator;
Onion seed--seed packing;
Fennel seed--sausage processing;
Courgette (zucchini)--fruit warehouse;
Aromatic herbs--butcher;
Olive oilcake--oil industry;
Peach--factory worker;
Green bean--homemaker;
Asparagus--food processor;
Swiss chard--housewives;
Mushroom--mushroom producer, seller, cook, and soup processor;
Sunflower pollen--laboratory and processing workers;
Hops--brewery chemist;
Marigold flour--animal fodder;
White mustard--olive farmers;
Thale cress--research students;
Rice--rice mill worker;
Lima bean--cake processor;
Almond shell dust--sheller;
Cauliflower and cabbage--restaurant;
Spinach powder--pasta factory; [Malo]
Foods from plants that can induce contact urticaria include:
Artichoke, Asparagus, Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Castor bean, Celery, Chicory, Chive, Coffee bean (green), Cucumber pickle, Endive, Garlic, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Olives, Parsley, Parsnip, Potato, Soybean, Tomato, Winged bean, Apple, Apricot stone, Lemon, Lemon peel, Lime, Strawberry, Watermelon, Shitake, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pecan, Sesame seeds, Barley, Maize, Rice, Rye, Wheat; [Kanerva, p. 220-1] Foods that may induce photoirritant contact dermatitis (PICD) include: lime, celery, parsnip, and fig. [Marks, p. 203]
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