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Our office will be closed from Friday 21 December until Monday 21 January 2019.
Shop Online: The last day for orders before Christmas to be processed is Tuesday 18 December. The Shop will open again on Monday 21 January 2019.
Allergy New Zealand wishes you all the best for an allergy-safe Christmas and New Year.
Allergy Today e-newsletter
Our December issue of Allergy Today e-newsletter is out now. If you would like to read this, go here. If you would like to subscribe to receive future issues, go to: https://bit.ly/2zOHrrR
FREE Annual Pollen Calendar
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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
November 2018 - Tresor-Dore brand chocolate products – undeclared peanuts
The Warehouse Ltd have initiated a consumer level recall of all batches of Tresor Dore brand Chocolate Seashells, Flavoured Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Assortments, Chocolate Flaked Truffles, and Chocolate Biscuits due to the due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanuts).
All batches are affected by this recall. MPI have received one associated report of reaction relating to this product.
The affected product is imported from China and is sold in The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand.
More information is available here
Click here to subscribe to MPI for updates on the latest food recalls.
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)
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.
Hospitality training video
27 July, 2016
Aimed at front-of-house staff, this video describes steps to take in serving a customer with food allergies.
Find more information here.