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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Looking for help?
Medsafe has announced plans to include food allergens on medicine labels and has opened consultation on their proposals.
Allergy NZ is currently drafting a submission and welcomes suggestions or feedback from anyone who is able to go through Medsafe’s survey. Individuals can also make their own submission.
For further information or discussion, please email email@example.comAnaphylaxis information resources
Translations into Māori, Samoan and Tongan are now available, thanks to the support of Starship Foundation and ASCIA. The information sheets that have been translated are:
• Anaphylaxis Patient Information
These are also available in English and other languages including Chinese and Arabic. Go here to access these.
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Latest food recalls
6 June 2019
Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes recalled due to undeclared milk and egg
Importers are recalling all batches and all dates of Daesang brand Boc Rice, Seafood Rice Sprinkles and Vegetable Rice Sprinkles due to the presence of undeclared allergens (milk and egg). See more information here
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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
Allergy Today e-newsletterOur June issue of Allergy Today e-newsletter is available here. If you would like to subscribe to receive future issues click here.
See past issues:
Pollen CalendarFREE Annual Pollen Calendar
Download your very own copy here.
2018 Food Allergen Labelling GuideThere are now 10 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)January 2018
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 video27 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.