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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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Food recall, 9 July 2018 - Loving Earth brand Coconut Chocolate Butter 

Chantal Organics Ltd is recalling a specific batch of Loving Earth brand Coconut Chocolate Butter due to unclear labeling about the presence of allergen (tree nuts). People with a tree nut allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. 

For more information on this and other recalls, click here


2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide

There are now ten food allergens which must be declared on labels, and/or information provided on food for sale. Allergy New Zealand’s 2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide is available here.


Allergy New Zealand Media Release - May 2018 

Read Allergy New Zealand's media release for Food Allergy Awareness Week, with the results from our eating out with food allergies survey here


Food Allergy Week, 13 - 19 May, 2018

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You can download our free, handy guide to keeping your friends with food allergies safe. Click here.  


Allergy New Zealand – PSA re: Peter Rabbit Allergy Controversy

Media release from Allergy New Zealand concerning the Peter Rabbit Allergy Controversy here


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 Autumn issue out now!

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Our autumn issue (164) is now out. Copies can be ordered through our shop online here.

In this issue we look at oral food challenges as part of the diagnosis and management of food allergy; and how to stay safe in hospital if you have a food allergy. Dana Alexander from Coeliac New Zealand writes about coeliac disease; and author Jackie Nevard describes the things she learnt from her son’s experience with anaphylaxis. In our regular features, the Malaghan Institute describes their research into a new role for a key molecule, which might help in the fight against allergic disease; Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly café in Auckland’s Mission Bay, and Alana Scott provides an allergen-free recipe for mini pancakes. Readers’ giveaways and so much more….to buy your copy go here

 


Thai's First Ambulance Ride 

The latest in the Thai series for children by author and food allergy mum, Jackie Nevard, founder of ‘My Food Allergy Friends’ is now available from Allergy New Zealand. Join Thai as he experiences his first anaphylactic reaction. Discover what symptoms he had, how his family helped him and what happened after he was given his first EpiPen. $17.99 or member price $15.99, go here to purchase. 
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Pollen Calendar 

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To see our latest Pollen Calendar, go here.


Hospitality training video

 

27 July, 2016


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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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