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18 March 2019
FROM MARK'S DESK

Food allergy: Recalls, prosecution, tragedy and legacy

Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon reflects on the consequences of allergens in food, including increased food recalls, the first prosecution under the new Food Act 2014 and the tragic loss of an Auckland teenager and her legacy.
NEWS BiTES
Food allergy in adults
US research findings of high food allergy prevalence in adults highlights the lack of New Zealand research into adult food allergy and the need for this to be addressed.
Dark chocolate and cow’s milk cross-contact
This risk of cross-contact with milk has lead manufacturers to make an allergen labelling change for dark chocolate products.
Allergy Awareness Week 2019 for schools
This year Allergy New Zealand will ignite conversations in our school communities all around New Zealand during Allergy Awareness Week (AAW), Sunday 12 May to Saturday 18 May.
Allergy Awareness Week 2019 fun fundraisers
Allergy Awareness Week (AAW), Sunday 12 May to Saturday 18 May, is also a time to have fun while fundraising to support national allergy education by Allergy New Zealand.
EXPERT ARTICLE

Mapping allergic responses one cell at a time

The Malaghan Institute has uncovered differences in how the immune system responds to allergens compared to bacterial or fungal infections, potentially opening up new treatment options.
ADVICE ARTICLE

Night-time allergy: Red meat allergy caused by ticks

Immunologist Dr Andrew Baker reports on the discovery of a new allergy and the surprising way it is triggered as well as its unusual features.
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RECIPE

Fish with pineapple basil salsa and crunchy wedges

The Gut Friendly Cookbook author Alana Scott says she loves combining the tangy flavours of pineapple and basil salsa with cumin-spiced fish. Try this recipe for a delicious light meal.
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