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Australia’s First-Ever Food Intolerance and Allergy Expo Launches In Melbourne This Week

By Ioana Dragnef
9th Jul 2019

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Allergies and food intolerances suck. And with more than 4 million Australians living with allergic disease, it was about time we had an event catering to allergies and food intolerances. Enter the Free From Show and the Allergy Show.

From Friday, 12 July until Sunday 14 July, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host Australia’s first-ever food intolerance and allergy shows. These two events are designed to empower and educate those avoiding foods, allergens or substances due to choice or necessity. 

The three-day Free From Show caters to those with dietary needs and exclusion lifestyles spanning gluten, dairy, peanut, tree nut, parabens, fructose, sugar, egg, soy, GMO and even cruelty. There will also be a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly brands and education, as well as FODMAP friendly foods, so you won’t have to hover your hand over your Epipen the whole time.

You’ll be able to sample yummy stuff like Twobays Brewing Co.’s famous gluten-free beer, cult classic Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavours, a gluten-free Asian Hawker-style zone from New Chinese Garden, as well as a range of skin-sensitive beauty products. Confirmed exhibitors include Baker's Delight, Orgran Health & Nutrition, Rebel Kitchen, YUM. and more.

If you’re more into the educational side of things, then pop over to the one-day Allergy Show, where leading experts in a dedicated forum will cover topics like challenges of current food labelling, infant feeding resources, and thunderstorm asthma. You’ll also have a chance to speak one-on-one with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia health educators, so come prepared with all your allergy-related questions. Grab your tickets for the Free From Show here and the Allergy Show here.

The Details

What: Free From and Allergy Show
When: Friday, 12 July - Sunday 14 July,
10 am to 5 pm
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
For more info, click here or here.

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