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.
EpiPen expiry dates
For more information on the EpiPen, click here.
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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Eta brand Chocolate Raisins
7 June 2016: Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Chocolate Raisins as the product may contain chocolate coated peanuts. Click here for more information.
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 offers
Current special offers from our sponsors:
Ecostore are offering Allergy New Zealand members 20% off their own branded products online.
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.