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Honorary Ambassador, Sir Peter Charles Leitch QSM, became involved with Allergy New Zealand because of his grandson, Ruben's, severe food allergies. His support and generosity over the past few years is immeasurable.
 

EpiPen expiry dates
  • EpiPen Junior – Expiry October 2016
  • EpiPen Adult – Expiry March 2017

For more information on the EpiPen, click here.


Food Allergies - undeclared allergens

If you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 00 83 33, or by email: info@mpi.govt.nz.

For more details go to MPI Food Safety here

Information on potential food allergens that must be declared on food labels or made available to you if you ask for it. See the Food Smart website here

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Food recall

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7 June 2016: Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Chocolate Raisins as the product may contain chocolate coated peanuts. Click here for more information.

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Allergy Today Winter issue out now!

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The Winter issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.

Issue #157 offers tips for airline travel, nutritional advice for infants, and how to allergy-proof your home for winter. There's a feature on FPIES - Food-protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome - and a family's personal story in getting a diagnosis for their son. We introduce leading NZ scientist Dr Liz Forbes-Blom, along with research updates, recipes and so much more. To see the contents page go here.



 

House Dust Mite Allergen Bedding Covers

Several products have been added to the MiteGuard range available through our website, including:
  • Cot mattress cover – Boori
  • Miteguard Logo European pillow cover
  • Lodge pillow cover
  • Double and queen-size travel sheets (flat & fitted)​
Please check our shop online for more details.

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Current special offers from our sponsors:
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Influenza vaccination for patients with egg allergy – 2016 Update

Vaccination is the best defence against influenza and is recommended annually. Updated guidelines for those with egg allergy can be found here.


New recipe book in the online store

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We've added a new book to our online store - Food for Life - Friendly Food : The Essential Guide to Avoiding Allergies, Additives and Problem Chemicals

 
Full of delicious recipes for people who are avoiding food chemicals, gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts and soy, Australia's leading allergy experts clearly explain what food chemicals are, how they affect us and how we can avoid them. Packed full of imaginative recipes for all lifestyles and ages, this complete guide to chemical-free eating covers family meals and outings, school lunches, entertaining, snacks and drinks, sweet treats and baking. A simple guide to using the recipes and a list of food additive codes makes this an invaluable aid for all health-conscious people today. 

Allergy NZ Members have been offered a special price of $30 (non-members $35). 

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Anaphylaxis Campaign - #takethekit

Our friends at Anaphylaxis Campaign have recently released a hard-hitting short film to alert severely allergic young people to the importance of carrying their Adrenaline Auto-Injector (AAI), the first line of treatment for anaphylaxis. Watch the video here.

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