Food Allergy Awareness Week is upon us for 2018 – 13th to 19th May.
This year for the first time we joined with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to conduct an Australasian online survey of our combined allergy communities. We wanted to know what Kiwis and Australians’ perceptions of our food services were on both sides of the Tasman. We have been overwhelmed with the response to our 10 question survey of over 20,000 Australasian consumers, so firstly a huge thank you to all our email subscribers who responded.
The data gathered makes for a riveting read and both organizations will release the highlights in Press Releases through our respective media channels next week, with the aim of attracting valuable media coverage during Food Allergy Awareness Week.
The timing of our survey is particularly valuable for New Zealand as our 2014 Food Act has introduced new regulations on food allergen management for food services to comply with. This year’s consumer responses will provide a useful benchmark to measure food service’s response to the legislation over the next few years. We plan to conduct the same survey next year to compare food industry uptake from an allergy consumer perspective
So, please keep an eye and an ear out for press coverage during the week commencing Sunday 13th May, and remember to ‘share’ articles and stories online!