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Queensland childcare centre staff to meet new allergy rulings

Queensland childcare facilities will need to meet the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care by January 1. Queensland facilities are now being assessed and there are heavy penalties for non-complying centres.

10% of kids are believed to suffer food allergies, which has prompted the Federal Government to draft a national framework of guidelines.

Currently, the only state that has a legislation regarding anaphylaxis in children is Victoria.

General manager of Anaphylaxis Australia, Geraldine Batty, said the move to impose new rules was a step in the right direction.

If you believe that your child might have a food allergy, your doctor should be the first point of call.

Source: Courier Mail 24th June 2012

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