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Allergy New Zealand has been on the move!
After six years in our Grafton office, we are returning to a familiar neighbourhood – Mt Eden! A large verandaed villa at 581 Mt Eden Road will be our new Head Office.
But wait, there’s more …
We’re excited to announce that our new neighbours are Asthma New Zealand. Both organisations could see the benefits that a shared location would bring to our members and stakeholders.
Our office is open, but our landlines will not be operational for a couple more weeks. Please contact us by email instead – firstname.lastname@example.org
And as always, if you have an emergency, please dial 111.
Latest food recalls
I Love Pies Vegan Pies recalled due to milk allergen
14 May 2019
Walter and Wild Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates of its I Love Pies brand Vegan Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).
Dark chocolate recalls due to undeclared allergen (Milk)
A range of dark chocolate product brands have been recalled in New Zealand, due to incorrect labelling about the presence of an allergen - milk. These recalls are for chocolate products produced using an imported product. Further recalls are possible. Brands affected to date are:
- Bella Chocolate
- Bohemein Fresh Chocolates
- Chocolate Traders
- The Chocolate Workshop
- De Spa Chocolatier
- Devonport Chocolates
- Equagold Ltd
- House of Chocolate
- Kapiti Candy Co brand Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Easter Egg
- Kohu Road brand Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts
- Lactation brand Coconut Rough Cookies
- Loukoumi brand dark chocolate products
- Ma Cherie brand Maple & Choco Biscuits
- Queen Anne brand dark chocolates
- The Silky Oak Chocolate Company Ltd
- Sway brand traditional chocolate chip cookie mix
- Wanaka Chocolate
- Wishbone brand Paleo Chocolate Bites
- Vetro Mediterranean Foods Callebaut brand Dark Chocolate
Media release re Hellers prosecution over mispackaged Sizzlers sausages
Joint media release from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and Allergy New Zealand – read here
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Join us for a Night of Fun, Music and Mayhem
A fundraising event organised by Bonita & Morris Rubena-Misilisi
Proceeds to Allergy New Zealand for education resources.
To buy tickets click on the poster.
FREE Annual Pollen Calendar
Download your very own copy here.
for more information.
The Global Problem of Food Allergy
The World Allergy Organisation has released an information sheet about the global picture of food allergy.
This is available here.
Are you interested in contributing your experience of living with a Food Allergy to research looking at the impact of food allergies on New Zealand children and their families?
University of Canterbury Food Allergy Study
If so, go here for more information and how to participate.
Managing risk for allergy sufferers eating meals while in hospital
The ‘Herald on Sunday’ (22/08/18) ran a front page story on the significant risk for food allergy sufferers in some of our hospitals
Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon detailed the measures taken by those with food allergies, who do not trust the catered food service in some of our DHBs.
Click here to read the full article.
An article in our Allergy Today Autumn 2018 issue provided tips and strategies on managing food allergy in hospital. The article is available here.
Refreshed Food Allergen Portal - a positive step for those living with food allergies
A new look Food Allergen Portal, the result of a collaboration between industry, consumer (including Allergy New Zealand) and government organisations from New Zealand and Australia, is providing best practice resources on managing allergens in food.
Go here to read more and access the portal.
2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide
There are now ten food allergens which must be declared on labels, and/or information provided on food for sale. Allergy New Zealand’s 2018 Food Allergen Labelling Guide is available 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
For more information on anaphylaxis, and advice on ACC claims, 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.
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.