Although the mycoprotein derived from F. venenatum has been generally recognized as safe for human consumption, some people may have serious allergic reactions to it after consuming Quorn products (e.g., Katona and Kaminski 2002; Hoff et al. 2003).
- Hoff, M., R.M. Trueb, B.K. Ballmer-Weber, et al. 2003. Immediate-type hypersensitivity reaction to ingestion of mycoprotein (Quorn) in a patient allergic to molds caused by acidic ribosomal protein P2. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 111(5): 1106-1110.
- Katona, S.J. and E.R. Kaminski. 2002. Sensitivity to Quorn mycoprotein (Fusarium venenatum) in a mould allergic patient/ Journal of Clinical Pathology 55: 876-877.
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