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Food recall - Undeclared peanuts:
7 December 2016
Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Griffin’s brand Choc Chippies Muesli Bars due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanuts) as the product contains Nice & Natural brand Roasted Nut Bar (Mixed Berry) inside the cardboard box. 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
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 Summer issue out now!
The Summer issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.
Issue #159 discusses managing food allergies in schools including parents’ views; advice on contact dermatitis from allergy specialist Dr Vincent Crump; and how to manage sleep with eczema. There's a feature on silver birch trees; advice on managing asthma and allergies in summer; and a life lesson in the conversation with Izzy. 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.