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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 July 2017
  • EpiPen Adult – Expiry July 2017

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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:

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 offers 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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Food recall:

16 October 2016
Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Delmaine brand Chicken Chowder due to the presence of undeclared allergens (fish and crustacea). People with a fish and/or crustacea allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you are not allergic or intolerant to fish and/or crustacea, this recall does not affect you.
For more details go to: Delmaine brand Chicken Chowder

Please participate in the global epinephrine (adrenaline) survey

You are invited to participate in an international research study looking at the availability of epinephrine/adrenaline auto-injectors globally. More than 20 countries are participating in this initiative. For more information and to participate go to:
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and all data collected will remain anonymous. Please take this survey as soon as possible and share the link with others.

Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) have revised their guidelines in light of recent published evidence. The updated guidelines are available here.
Information on how to introduce solid food to infants is also available here  and an FAQ here

Go here to see media coverage of Mark Dixon, CEO of Allergy New Zealand, being interviewed on this topic.


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The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and Allergy New Zealand are excited to bring you the New Zealand Respiratory Conference, taking place on 24 and 25 November 2016 at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

 Find more about the conference here.


New hospitality training video

27 July, 2016


A new 
hospitality training video has been released today that aims to protect both food allergy sufferers and food establishments from the potentially devastating consequences of an allergic reaction.
Find more information here.

Allergy Today Spring issue out now!

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

Issue #158 offers tips for a low-allergen garden, advice on childhood eczema, and how to manage your environmental allergies. There's a feature on genes and allergies, and we introduce a new contributor writing about life with food allergies from a teenager's perspective. Read about research updates, recipes and so much more.


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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.

Special member offers

Current special offers from our sponsors:

NEW deal! Ultra-Sensitive Bucket purchased online by Allergy New Zealand members get 30% off. It contains the Ultra-Sensitive range of Dishwash Liquid 500mL, Hand Wash 250mL, Body Wash 400mL and 2x Goat's milk soap 80g.
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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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Deliciousness alert!

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). 

Pick up your copy

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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