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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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Our brand new Allergy Today e-newsletter is out now. We’re thrilled to introduce you to our latest effort to get relevant evidence-based and credible information on allergies from New Zealand and around the world to the people who really need it – you, our Allergy Today e-newsletter readers.

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University of Canterbury Food Allergy Study 

Are you interested in contributing your experience of living with a Food Allergy to research looking at the impact of food allergies on New Zealand children and their families? 

If so, go here for more information and how to participate. 


Managing risk for allergy sufferers eating meals while in hospital

The ‘Herald on Sunday’ (22/08/18) ran a front page story on the significant risk for food allergy sufferers in some of our hospitals

Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon detailed the measures taken by those with food allergies, who do not trust the catered food service in some of our DHBs.

Click here to read the full article.

An article in our Allergy Today Autumn 2018 issue provided tips and strategies on managing food allergy in hospital. The article is available here.


Latest food recalls 


29 August 2018 - Laziz Food brand various flavours of precooked frozen sausages 

Rolf Ken Ltd are recalling all batches and dates of their frozen Laziz Foods brand precooked sausages due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (sulphites).
  • Plain chicken
  • Spicy chicken
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Garlic and herb chicken
  • Plain lamb
  • Spicy lamb
  • Lamb and cheese
  • Lamb, garlic and cheese
People with a sulphite allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, please seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to sulphites, this recall does not affect you. 

For more information on this food recall, click here


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15 August 2018 - Lotus brand Organic Millet Meal 

Crombie & Price Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Lotus brand Organic Millet Meal due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten).

Customers are asked to check the batch number and date mark on the product label.

People with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. 

For more information on this food recall, click here


9 August 2018 - The Wrappery brand Thai wrap 

Rosa Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its The Wrappery brand Thai wrap due to the presence of undeclared allergens (peanuts, sesame, and fish), as the product has an incorrect back label. 

This recall does not affect any other The Wrappery brand products. Customers are asked to check the date mark on the product label.

For more information on this and other food allergen recalls, click here

Refreshed Food Allergen Portal - a positive step for those living with food allergies

A new look Food Allergen Portal, the result of a collaboration between industry, consumer (including Allergy New Zealand) and government organisations from New Zealand and Australia, is providing best practice resources on managing allergens in food.

Go here to read more and access the portal.


2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide

There are now ten food allergens which must be declared on labels, and/or information provided on food for sale. Allergy New Zealand’s 2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide is available here.


Guide to ACC Cover for Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)

January 2018

The ACC guide, developed in consultation with Allergy New Zealand and Allergy specialists, is now available online here 

For more information on anaphylaxis, and advice on ACC claims, go here


Thai's First Ambulance Ride 

The latest in the Thai series for children by author and food allergy mum, Jackie Nevard, founder of ‘My Food Allergy Friends’ is now available from Allergy New Zealand. Join Thai as he experiences his first anaphylactic reaction. Discover what symptoms he had, how his family helped him and what happened after he was given his first EpiPen. $17.99 or member price $15.99, go here to purchase. 
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Hospitality training video

27 July, 2016


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Aimed at front-of-house staff, this video describes steps to take in serving a customer with food allergies.
 
Find more information here.


 

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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