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: 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
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Food Recalls for undeclared allergens, July – August 2017
Please go to http://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-safety-for-consumers/food-recalls/ for more details on each of these products.
Reduced injection time for EpiPen® approved
Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention
Hospitality training video
Aimed at front-of-house staff, this video describes steps to take in serving a customer with food allergies.
Find more information here.
Allergy Today Winter issue out now!
The Winter issue of Allergy Today is out and on its way to subscribers soon! Non-subscribers can pick their copy up here.
Issue #161 discusses two common allergies – to cow’s milk and to house dust mites - and how to manage these as well as current recommendations on prevention strategies. There is also a review of a major report on food allergy, with recommendations for global actions to improve quality of life for the millions affected. We also discuss coconut and whether it is or is not a tree-nut. In our regular features, ‘Conversations with Izzy’ looks at the need to ‘carry the bag’, the Malaghan Institute discusses cell metabolism in relation to allergic disease, and the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation describe their new e-learning courses on asthma and COPD. Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly cafe in Mt Maunganui, and Alana Scott provides more allergy-free recipes.
House Dust Mite Allergen Bedding Covers
Several products have been added to the MiteGuard range available through our website, including:
Please check our shop online for more details.
Special member offersCurrent special offers from our sponsors:
NEW deal! Ultra-Sensitive Bucket purchased online by Allergy New Zealand members get 30% off. It contains the Ultra-Sensitive range of Dishwash Liquid 500mL, Hand Wash 250mL, Body Wash 400mL and 2x Goat's milk soap 80g.
HRV are offering 10% off HRV Ventilation and Home Water Filtration Systems.
For more details on these offers go here
Influenza vaccination for patients with egg allergy – 2016 Update
Vaccination is the best defence against influenza and is recommended annually. Updated guidelines for those with egg allergy can be found here.
New recipe book in the online store
We've added a new book to our online store - Food for Life - Friendly Food : The Essential Guide to Avoiding Allergies, Additives and Problem Chemicals
Full of delicious recipes for people who are avoiding food chemicals, gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts and soy, Australia's leading allergy experts clearly explain what food chemicals are, how they affect us and how we can avoid them. Packed full of imaginative recipes for all lifestyles and ages, this complete guide to chemical-free eating covers family meals and outings, school lunches, entertaining, snacks and drinks, sweet treats and baking. A simple guide to using the recipes and a list of food additive codes makes this an invaluable aid for all health-conscious people today.
Allergy NZ Members have been offered a special price of $30 (non-members $35).
Pick up your copyhere!
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.