Honorary AmbassadorHonorary 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
For more information on the EpiPen, click here.
Anapen expiry datesThe supplier advised in June 2014 that the Anapen was out of stock in New Zealand. They have confirmed there is no likelihood the Anapen will be re-introduced during this calendar year (2015) in either Australia or New Zealand.
Food Allergies - undeclared allergensIf you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 693 721, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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#takethekit Anaphylaxis Campaign
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 below and share it! Or go here.
Potential contamination of Cumin in the US and Europe
The Ministry for Primary Industries is aware of the potential contamination of cumin with peanut and almond protein in the United States and Europe. Go here for their statement on this issue
Allergy New Zealand reminds you, if you have an unexpected food-allergic reaction, to do the following:
Food Recall!Recalling Venerdi Brand Toast Me Organics Sourdough Gluten Free Bread Loaf 600g due to gluten contamination.
Read more here.
Children with allergies