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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:

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 offers 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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Allergy New Zealand Media Release - May 2018 

Read Allergy New Zealand's media release for Food Allergy Awareness Week, with the results from our eating out with food allergies survey here

Food Allergy Week, 13 - 19 May, 2018. 
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You can download our free, handy guide to keeping your friends with food allergies safe. Click here.  

Food recalls, 15 May 2018 - Al Mina Mediterranean Patisserie (Treenuts, soybean, wheat and sesame) 

Al Mina Mediterranean Patisserie - all products up to and including Best Before 15/12/18. The recall is due to the presence of undeclared allergens (almonds (tree nut), soybean, wheat and sesame seed).

  • Almond Baklava Triangle 250g
  • Walnut Baklava Triangle 250g
  • 5 piece Baklava Mix 250g
  • Cashew Baklava Triangle 250g
  • Four Finger Baklava 200g
  • Mixed Baklava 450g
  • Mina Baci Bites 200g
  • Chocolate Walnut Bites 200g
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Bites 200g
  • Chocolate Macadamia Bites 200g
  • Chocolate Almond Bites 200g

If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to milk, this recall does not affect you.

Food recalls, 3 April 2018 - Ma Baker brand Party Mix (marshmallows)

House of Fine Foods Ltd  is recalling all batches of its Ma Baker brand Party Mix (marshmallows) due to unclear labelling about the presence of an allergen (milk). Consumers with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to milk, this recall does not affect you.

Customers who allergic or intolerant to milk should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

For more info on this recall, click here

To receive the latest updates on food recalls, subscribe to MPI

Allergy New Zealand – PSA re: Peter Rabbit Allergy Controversy
Media release from Allergy New Zealand concerning the Peter Rabbit Allergy Controversy here

Guide to ACC Cover for Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)

January 2018

The ACC guide, developed in consultation with Allergy New Zealand and Allergy specialists, is now available online here (link to the above)

For more information on anaphylaxis, and advice on ACC claims, go here

Allergy Today Autumn issue out now!

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Our autumn issue (164) is now out. Copies can be ordered through our shop online here.

In this issue we look at oral food challenges as part of the diagnosis and management of food allergy; and how to stay safe in hospital if you have a food allergy. Dana Alexander from Coeliac New Zealand writes about coeliac disease; and author Jackie Nevard describes the things she learnt from her son’s experience with anaphylaxis. In our regular features, the Malaghan Institute describes their research into a new role for a key molecule, which might help in the fight against allergic disease; Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly café in Auckland’s Mission Bay, and Alana Scott provides an allergen-free recipe for mini pancakes. Readers’ giveaways and so much more….to buy your copy 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. 
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Pollen Calendar 

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To see our latest Pollen Calendar, go here.

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.


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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