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.
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Food Allergies - undeclared allergensIf you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 00 83 33, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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.
Musical Knives brand Smoked Chicken Pasta
29 July 2016: MKA Enterprises Ltd is recalling all Musical Knives Food brand Smoked Chicken Pasta sold before 30 July 2016 due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy).
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Woongjin Morning Rice Drink
Importers of Morning Rice Drink made by Woongjin Foods Co. Ltd are recalling all batches, dates and packaging variations of this rice beverage product due to the presence of undeclared cow's milk.
New hospitality training video
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 Winter issue out now!
The Winter issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.
Issue #157 offers tips for airline travel, nutritional advice for infants, and how to allergy-proof your home for winter. There's a feature on FPIES - Food-protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome - and a family's personal story in getting a diagnosis for their son. We introduce leading NZ scientist Dr Liz Forbes-Blom, along with research updates, recipes and so much more. To see the contents page go here.
House Dust Mite Allergen Bedding Covers
Several products have been added to the MiteGuard range available through our website, including:
Please check our shop online for more details.
Special member offersCurrent 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 copy 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.