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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 Oct 2014
  • EpiPen Adult – Expiry Oct 2014

For more information on the EpiPen, click here.

Anapen expiry dates

  • ANAPEN 150 - Expiry Sept 2014
  • ANAPEN 300 - Expiry Dec 2014
For more information on the ANAPEN, click here.

Food Allergies - undeclared allergens

If you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 693 721, or by email: or your local Public Health Unit.

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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Allergy New Zealand is a national charity that provides you with reliable information, education and support so you can manage your or your child's allergy and live an active and healthy lifestyle. Start your Allergy Journey here

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Up to 22% of European children have an allergy, with serious reaction to food on the rise. Anaphylaxis is increasingly found in allergic reactions in children, primarily caused by food allergies in this population group: up to 22% of European children have an allergy, with serious reaction to food on the rise1. The severity of its effects, which can be fatal, demands the attention not only of allergologists but of all healthcare professionals.
Allergy New Zealand a proud member of EAACI (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) and strongly supports their hard work. The research and findings generated by this clinically-based organisation is one of the leading influencers in thinking in allergy prevention, management and treatment of allergies today.
To read more go here.
You can also support their “Stop Anaphylaxis” campaign by sharing their poster here.


Allergy Today issue 148 available now

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The latest issue of Allergy Today is out now and available from our shop online here.

What is in this issue?

- The fight to fund adrenaline pens. The NZ allergy community is on the move to convince the government why they need to fund or subside the life-saving adrenaline auto-injector. Allergy mum Helen Richardson is leading the way with a petition to present to the health minister, Tony Ryall.
New referral guidelines for children with food allergy by the Allergy Special Interest Group of Paediatric Society of NZ.
A guide to starting you allergy journey. Where to go, what to do.
Is it asthma or allergies? By Asthma Foundation.
Management tips on eczema.
Why dogs prevent allergies. By Malaghan Institute.
Nadia Lim, MasterChef, shares her coeliac connections and allergy-friednly food philosophy.
Reader review on allergy-friendly cleaning products
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And much more.

New Food Allergy study: Quality of Life Research Project

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  • diagnosed with a food allergy?
  • Do you and your family live in the Auckland region?

If so, we want YOUR help!
We are conducting a food allergy research study to learn about quality of life issues faced by both the children diagnosed with a food allergy and their familys. Click here to find our more.

4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy now available4 Ingredients Trilogy

We are excited to announce that the 4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy pack is now available for purchase on our website. Here for members and here  for non members.

This pack includes 4 Ingredients Gluten Free Lactose Free, 4 Ingredients Diabetes and 4 Ingredients Allergies.

You can also purchase these books separately from our shop online here.

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Helen Richardson from Wellington began a petition to "Review arrangements for funding of epinephrine auto injectors for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis in NZ."

We encourage you to head over to the petition here and not only sign it but share it with family and friends. 

As of the 17th of April 2014 at 10:48am there are 8,494 signatures.

You can also help by spreading the word about this petition. Share it with a local kindy, schools and other parts of the community. 

Eczema page update

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Throughout this year we have attempted to update the content and design of the Allergy New Zealand website.

We have recently updated the Eczema page including more in-depth information and guidelines. To view the changes made go here.

We have also worked with The Child & Youth Eczema Clinical Reference Group of the Paediatric Society and Starship (  to create Eczema care videos. These are available to watch from here or at the bottom of our Eczema page here.


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