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23 March 2017 - Epipen 300mcg
Mylan NZ has initiated a recall notice for EpiPen® (Adrenaline) 300 micrograms (mcg) Auto-injector with Batch Numbers 5FA665 and 5FA6652. The expiry date for these is April 17. More details and information for consumers is in the recall notice from Mylan NZ and is available on the Medsafe website.
23 May 2017 - Eta brand 10 Pack Munchos Mix
Griffin's Foods Ltd is recalling the above product as it may contain Eta brand Monster Munch Cheesy Bacon packets instead of Eta brand Munchos Spicy Tomato packets. The Monster Munch Cheesy Bacon product contains soy, which is declared on the individual packets but not on the outer packaging label. People with a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. For more information go here.
28 April 2017 - House of Dumplings brand Mum's Sauce
House of Dumplings is recalling its House of Dumplings brand Mum's Sauce with a Best Before date up to and including 26 OCT 17 due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten). For more information go here.
8 March 2017 - Hellers brand Sweet & Sticky Pork Ribs
Hellers Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Hellers brand Sweet & Sticky Pork Ribs due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (Sesame). For more information go here.
10 February 2017 - Sun Valley Foods brand Granny’s Treat Mix
Icelandic Holdings Ltd is recalling its Sun Valley Foods brand Granny’s Treat Mix due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten). For more information go here.
Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention
Go here to see media coverage of Mark Dixon, CEO of Allergy New Zealand, being interviewed on this topic.
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
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.
Allergy Today Autumn issue out now!
The Autumn issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.
Issue #160 discusses Thunderstorm Asthma and whether it could happen here; and Allergy and Climate Change – what might the impact be on New Zealanders. There is a Beginners Guide to Allergy Tests with advice on when and what to test, and the tests available; and members describe their experiences – and recommendations – one in relation to a food recall, and the other on managing food allergy in the workplace. The Malaghan Institute discusses the latest in peanut allergy research, while the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation describes the new Adult Asthma Guidelines. Read about research updates, recipes and so much more.
House Dust Mite Allergen Bedding Covers
Several products have been added to the MiteGuard range available through our website, including:
- Cot mattress cover – Boori
- 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.
HRV are offering 10% off HRV Ventilation and Home Water Filtration Systems.
For more details on these offers go here
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
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 copyhere!
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.