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Soybean oil allergy

Prevalence for soy protein allergy is estimated at 0.5% in the general population and 3-6% in children. Refined soybean oil is normally not considered as an allergen because it contains low levels of soy protein, typically 0.15mg per kg. It is estimated that the average consumption of soybean oil results in the intake of only 0.01mg soy protein. Most of the soy protein in soybean oil are trypsin inhibitors and not the typical soy allergens.

EFSA opinion on soybean oil allergy

On November 27th, the European Union amended their food labeling directive by allowing the use of refined soybean oil in foods without having to declare the presence of soy allergens.
This amendment was based on a study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies on a request from the Commission related to a notification from FEDIOL and IMACE on fully refined soybean oil and fat pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 11 of Directive 2000/13/EC for permanent exemption from labeling.

This EFSA study covers fully refined soybean oil, which is neutralized, bleached and deodorized soybean oil. It also covers derived products such as hydrogenated and interesterified soybean oil and fats. The researchers evaluated 2 clinical studies and concluded that is very unlikely that the consumption of fully refined soybean oil will trigger a severe allergic reaction in susceptible individuals.

In the first study the 30 individuals with peanut allergy, which have an increased risk of cross-reactivity with soybean protein, consumed increasing quantities of soybean oil or rapeseed oil (=control) up to a dose representing the highest intake for a single meal. Most participants experienced no symptoms. Only four participants showed mild reactions to soybean oil whereas six showed mild symptoms to the rapeseed oil. The same setup was used in the second study involving 32 participants with known soy allergy. Five participants showed mild reactions to the soybean oil and eight participants to the rapeseed oil.


Allergic Reaction of Soyabean Oil To me

I have this strange allergy from past 5 years. When i smell it while it is getting heated, I cannot control my nerves. I feel choked and fall sick within 15 minutes. Once, I had to be admitted into hospital that cost me 10000 bucks! And the next time i had high fever that lasted 3 days including 1 occurrence of falling unconscious...
Can you please tell me why is this happening
swati singh - 17/03/2015

allergy of soyabean oil

can be happen that after take meal, prepared from soyabean oil i have checked but not found addultration. plz suggest what happened
dileep kurvey - 27/03/2016

Reaction of interesterified and hydrogenated soybean oil

Husband has severe anaphylactic allergy to soybean protein. He ate two Pepperidge Farm pumpkin cheesecake cookies as they did not list soy allergen. He had a bad reaction. Had never encountered interesterified soybean oil before so will be watching for it, back to reading all labels of every. single. item we purchase because not all product properly list allergens, deadly allergens to some.
JJank - 15/09/2017

Lame study

This lame study only involves 32 people with a known soy allergy and 5 show a mild reaction, that’s 15%. There is 7.44 billion people on earth so approx 1 billion have a mild reaction. Even if just 1% of that billion had a severe reaction thats 100 million. No small number and I am one of them.
Jlynne - 11/04/2018

soybean oil allergy

had soybean oil as a part of propofol injected into me. got 4 day migraine, projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea.. but doc said it couldn't be that, yet told staff allergy to soy..
MSCOTT - 04/02/2019

I wish people understood that just because some had a mild reaction does not mean that it will always be a mild reaction in everyone every time.i do not eat or drink anything with soy. I am so allergic that I do not buy favorite foods if they are listed as being made on shared equipment as soy. I had an anphilactic reaction from cross contamination at a restaurant because someone reused a serving spoon between dishes.
Allergic2soy - 05/05/2019

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