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Newsletter of the Food Intolerance Network of Australia

June 2000


FAILSAFE supports families using the low-chemical elimination diet recommended by the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers - for health, behaviour and learning problems.

Failsafe is now available free by email. Just send your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




New Support Groups and FAILSAFE foods


Would you like to start up a support group or provide phone support in your area? Let us know your details.




The first meeting of the new Melbourne support group will take place on Sunday, 18th June at 2 pm at Jenny's place in Sunbury, phone 9740 5645. A highlight of the meeting will be taste-testing (with free take-home packs) of the new FAILSAFE range of sausages, hamburger rissoles and meatloaf from Colvic Focus Foods.




If you live in the Melbourne area and can't attend the meeting but would like to try the sausages and rissoles, phone Vicki (03 9702 2831) or Colin (03 9773.2115) Vicki's email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free delivery in the Melbourne area. This offer is available now.



Forster, NSW, Tracy phone 6550 9097


Central Coast, NSW, Nerida would like to facilitate the start of a support group, phone 02 43295383, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




In Darwin, by July 1st, Lennard's chicken shop in Palmerston will offer:

  • FAILSAFE marinade (golden syrup, canola oil, shallots, garlic, citric acid) for scratch wings (mini drums) and tandoori drums
  • FAILSAFE chicken sausages (frozen)
  • FAILSAFE chicken rissoles (frozen)

You will have to ask at the counter for the FAILSAFE marinade which will be done while you wait. It will only take a few minutes.

Many thanks to Ellie, whose 9 year old son has improved dramatically on FAILSAFE foods, for arranging this.

Readers' comments

"someone in the real world believed me"


Until recently I have found that most people think I use additives as an excuse for my son's bad behaviour but this year he began attending a new school and his teacher happened to notice that his behaviour was always worse on the Monday and Tuesday following a visit to his father. The teacher discussed his concerns with me and I told him that Dad thinks our son has "grown out of it" and insists on letting him have take-aways. The following day I was given a note addressed to Dad which informed him that our son has not "grown out of it" and that his co-operation in maintaining the restrictions necessary to ensure reasonable behaviour would be greatly appreciated. For the first time in 9 years I felt that someone in the real world actually believed me - and that my son is not a bad kid but a disadvantaged one.

- reader, email, NZ


READERS' DETAILS AND READERS STORIES at http://fedup.com.au/success-stories/current-stories


Email support group


There are now mothers from ten countries in our new email discussion and support group, sharing their recipes, successes, laughs and dramas from how to obtain Failsafe food and what icing sugar is called in the USA to how to change your school's policy on junk food.


To join, http://fedup.com.au/information/support/email-support-groups You will receive every message posted by group members. To contribute, press reply. How to unsubscribe details are on the foot of each message.



This newsletter available free by email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail for $10 per year from PO Box 85 Parap NT 0804. Thanks to Margie Turner, Deborah Halliwell, Alison Cliff, Jane Moore, Dorothy Bowes, Additive Survivors Network (UK) and contributors © Sue Dengate (text). Further reading: The Simplified Elimination Diet from dietitians, Fed Up by Sue Dengate Random House, 1998 and Friendly Food, by Swain and others, Murdoch Books, 1991.