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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.
 

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: info@mpi.govt.nz.

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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Opening Hours 2017

Allergy NZ wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Our office is closed from Wednesday 20th December, and re-opens 22nd January 2018. Check the shop online for dates for last orders. 


Food Recalls, 2018

12th January 
Importers of Te Chang Food brand Towfu (Bean Curd) Cake *Barbecue/ Sha Char flavour) products are being recalled due to the presence of undeclared allergens (peanuts, tree nuts and sesame). If you are not allergic or intolerant to peanuts, tree nuts or sesame, this recall does not affect you. 

Go here for more information 
http://mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-recalls/recalled-food-products/te-chang-food-brand-towfu-bean-curd-cake-barbecuesha-char-flavour/ 


11th January 

Hubbard Foods Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Hubbards brand Simply Toasted Muesli Original 650g due to unclear labeling about the presence of an allergen (tree nuts). People with a tree nut allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. 


For more information, visit 
http://mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-recalls/recalled-food-products/hubbards-brand-simply-muesli-toasted-original-650g/  


10th January 

Source Bulk Foods are recalling batches of their The Source brand coconut milk powder due to undeclared milk (dairy).


http://mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-recalls/recalled-food-products/the-source-bulk-foods-brand-of-coconut-milk-powder/ 

People with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to milk, this recall does not affect you.

 

It is recommended that those with food allergies Subscribe to MPI updates page. This will ensure further updates will be emailed directly to you by MPI.
 


Guide to ACC Cover for Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)

January 2018

The ACC guide, developed in consultation with Allergy New Zealand and Allergy specialists, is now available online here (link to the above)

For more information on anaphylaxis, and advice on ACC claims, go here


Allergy Today Summer issue out now!

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Our summer issue (163) is now out. Copies can be ordered through our shop online here.


In this issue we discuss the future of allergen labelling; how food allergy could be prevented; and about choosing wisely when it comes to allergy tests and treatments. Clinical psychologist Dr Mieke Garrett gives some advice on managing anxiety, and the Respiratory Foundation NZ’s Teresa Demetriou has suggestions for reducing environmental triggers. We also check out the 250K website for young people, there are tips on managing bee or wasp venom allergy, and on getting ready for school in 2018. In our regular features, the Malaghan Institute talks about the skin microbiome; Izzy exposes her cynical side in relation to ‘breakthrough’ research; Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly café in Hot Water Beach, and Alana Scott provides more yummy allergen-free recipes.

 


Pollen Calendar 

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To see our latest Pollen Calendar, go here.


Hospitality training video

 

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Aimed at front-of-house staff, this video describes steps to take in serving a customer with food allergies.
 
Find more information here.


 

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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