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Food recalls, 3 April 2018 - Ma Baker brand Party Mix (marshmallows)
House of Fine Foods Ltd is recalling all batches of its Ma Baker brand Party Mix (marshmallows) due to unclear labelling about the presence of an allergen (milk). Consumers 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.
Customers who allergic or intolerant to milk should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
For more info on this recall, click here.
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Food Allergy Week, 13 - 19 May, 2018.
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)
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!
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.
To see our latest Pollen Calendar, 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.