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.
Food Allergies - undeclared allergensIf you suspect that there is an undeclared allergen in a food, contact MPI Food Safety on 0800 00 83 33, or by email: email@example.com.
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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Opening Hours 2017
Allergy NZ wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Our office is closed from Wednesday 20th December, and re-opens 22nd January 2018. Check the shop online for dates for last orders.
To see our latest Pollen Calendar, go here.
Food Recalls for undeclared allergens, November 2017
A number of recalls due to undeclared gluten have been notified by MPI. These include products and for buckwheat flour sold from multiple businesses. This is due to imported buckwheat flour found to contain gluten. Further notifications are likely. To keep up to date, please refer to the links below:
Recalls October 2017
Allergy Today Spring issue out now!
Allergy Today issue 162 (Spring 2017) is now out and you can order your copy here.
In the Spring 2017 issue we discuss two allergies – Spring allergies in children, and Latex allergy – and how to manage them. Paediatric Dermatologist Dr Diana Purvis describes simple steps which may help prevent your baby from developing eczema. Dr David Fountain makes a forecast for this year’s pollen season, and our Allergy Advisor provides an update on ACC claims for anaphylaxis, and new food regulations which may help those with food allergies. Journalist Megan Hunt writes about her travels in India with nut allergy. In our regular features, ‘Conversations with Izzy’ looks at ‘taking your medicine’, Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly café in Christchurch, and Alana Scott provides more allergy-free recipes.
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.