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
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Anapen expiry dates
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Food Allergies - undeclared allergensIf you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 693 721, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Up to 22% of European children have an allergy, with serious reaction to food on the rise. Anaphylaxis is increasingly found in allergic reactions in children, primarily caused by food allergies in this population group: up to 22% of European children have an allergy, with serious reaction to food on the rise1. The severity of its effects, which can be fatal, demands the attention not only of allergologists but of all healthcare professionals.
Allergy Today issue 148 available now
The latest issue of Allergy Today is out now and available from our shop online here.
- New referral guidelines for children with food allergy by the Allergy Special Interest Group of Paediatric Society of NZ.
- A guide to starting you allergy journey. Where to go, what to do.
- Is it asthma or allergies? By Asthma Foundation.
- Management tips on eczema.
- Why dogs prevent allergies. By Malaghan Institute.
- Nadia Lim, MasterChef, shares her coeliac connections and allergy-friednly food philosophy.
- Reader review on allergy-friendly cleaning products
- Your news and views
- And much more.
New Food Allergy study: Quality of Life Research Project
If so, we want YOUR help!
4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy now available
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.
Helen Richardson from Wellington began a petition to "Review arrangements for funding of epinephrine auto injectors for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis in NZ."
As of the 17th of April 2014 at 10:48am there are 8,494 signatures.
You can also help by spreading the word about this petition. Share it with a local kindy, schools and other parts of the community.
Eczema page update
Throughout this year we have attempted to update the content and design of the Allergy New Zealand website.
We have recently updated the Eczema page including more in-depth information and guidelines. To view the changes made go here.
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