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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.
 

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 Recalls for undeclared allergens, July – August 2017

Please go to http://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-safety-for-consumers/food-recalls/ for more details on each of these products.
 


Reduced injection time for EpiPen® approved

June 2017
A reduction in the injection time for EpiPen®s from 10 to 3 seconds has been approved for New Zealand and Australia. Go here for more information.

 


Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention

June 2017
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) have recently updated their guidelines on how to introduce solid foods, including egg and peanut, to babies for allergy prevention. Go to 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.

Allergy Today Winter issue out now!

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The Winter issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.

Issue #161 discusses two common allergies – to cow’s milk and to house dust mites - and how to manage these as well as current recommendations on prevention strategies. There is also a review of a major report on food allergy, with recommendations for global actions to improve quality of life for the millions affected. We also discuss coconut and whether it is or is not a tree-nut. In our regular features, ‘Conversations with Izzy’ looks at the need to ‘carry the bag’, the Malaghan Institute discusses cell metabolism in relation to allergic disease, and the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation describe their new e-learning courses on asthma and COPD. Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly cafe in Mt Maunganui, and Alana Scott provides more allergy-free recipes.


 

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Several products have been added to the MiteGuard range available through our website, including:
  • Cot mattress cover – Boori
  • Miteguard Logo European pillow cover
  • Lodge pillow cover
  • Double and queen-size travel sheets (flat & fitted)
Please check our shop online for more details.

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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.


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Deliciousness alert!

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). 

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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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