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Honorary 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
  • EpiPen Junior – Expiry July 2015
  • EpiPen Adult – Expiry October 2015

For more information on the EpiPen, click here.

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June 2014 - Anapen out of stock
The Anapen 150 and Anapen 300 adrenaline auto-injectors are out of stock indefinitely in New Zealand. More information is here.
For more information on the ANAPEN, click here.

Food Allergies - undeclared allergens

If you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 693 721, or by email: or your local Public Health Unit.

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 provides you with 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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Well Child book now includes information about allergies and eczemaWell Child books - allergies

The new Well Child Tamariki Ora Health Book (WCTO Health Book) is now being issued to parents of new babies.

In this new edition, information about ‘Allergies’ (drafted by Allergy New Zealand) and ‘Eczema’ (drafted by the Paediatric Society’s Clinical Reference Group on Child & Youth Eczema of which Penny Jorgensen, our Allergy Advisor is a member) have been added for the first time. Both are under the section “Keeping your child healthy and safe”.

There is also an electronic version which you can view or download here.

Food recall: The Good Taste Co. Basil Pesto Aioli Dip

Use By 29 July 2014
(Undeclared allergen)

La Bonne Cuisine Ltd has announced that as a result of a labelling error it is voluntarily recalling its 160G THE GOOD TASTE CO. BASIL PESTO AIOLI DIP.

La Bonne Cuisine’s representative Mike Pretty, Managing Director, said today that as a result of a labelling error a small number of tubs in one batch of the product has been incorrectly labelled and consequently does not declare the presence of the allergens egg and nuts (cashews).

Pretty said that the label on the lid of the recalled product states “Basil Pesto Aioli Dip” whereas the label on the pottle states “Cucumber & Mint Yoghurt Dip”. The product in the pottle is Basil Pesto Aioli Dip.
“The labelling error means customers are not getting accurate information about the contents of the pottle.  “Basil Pesto Aioli” Dip contains egg and nuts (cashews) and therefore, unsuitable for people who are allergic to egg or nuts (cashews). “Basil Pesto Aioli” Dip is completely safe for people who do not have sensitivity to egg or nuts (cashews)”.

For more information go here.

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Allergy Today issue 149 available now

The latest issue of Allergy Today is out now and available from our shop online here.

What is in this issue?

- Emotional rescue
- First steps: A guide to starting your allergy journey 
- Management update: Guidelines for children with food allergy
- A word from Allergy NZ’s CEO
- Pharmacy corner
- Toni Street talks about managing her eczema
- And much much more.


4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy now available4 Ingredients Trilogy

We are excited to announce that the 4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy pack is now available for purchase on our website. Here for members and here  for non members.

This pack includes 4 Ingredients Gluten Free Lactose Free, 4 Ingredients Diabetes and 4 Ingredients Allergies.

You can also purchase these books separately from our shop online here.


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