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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:

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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Allergy New Zealand’s 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 18 September. The Annual Report was approved (for a copy go here). The Board was elected/re-elected as for 2019/20 as follows:

  • Chair                                  Jilesh Mistry
  • Deputy Chair                     Dot Louie
  • Secretary                           Kristen de Monchi
  • Treasurer                           Matt Coulter
  • Board Member                   Hemant Lad
  • Honorary Auditor                Browne’s Accountants
  • Honorary Solicitor              Alexandra Sharman
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Latest food recalls 

2 October 2019:

Food Recall – Undeclared allergen - Milk

Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling all batches and all dates of its Pams brand Dark Chocolate Buttons due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk). People with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product.

Learn more:
Pams brand Dark Chocolate Buttons

25 September 2019:

Food recall - undeclared allergens: soy, egg, fish and sesame

St Veyron Trading Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates of Uni-President (TY) Soup Daren brand Instant Noodles (various flavours) as the presence of allergens (soy, egg, fish and sesame) may or may not be declared on the label. If you are not allergic or intolerant to any of the listed allergens or have purchased the products imported by another business, this recall does not affect you.

Learn more:
Uni-President (TY) Soup Daren brand Instant Noodles

For the latest food recalls including those for undeclared allergens, read here

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Allergy Today e-newsletter

Our next issue is due out end of September. Make sure you subscribe to receive your online copy.
Our June issue of Allergy Today e-newsletter is available here. If you would like to subscribe to receive future issues click here.

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Nip Allergies in the Bub

See the latest advice on Allergy prevention from Australia's National Allergy Strategy here.

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2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide

There are now 10 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.

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

Hospitality training video

27 July, 2016


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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