Welcome to the Irish Food Allergy Network


This site is intended as a guide to assist those who, through their work, encounter children and families affected by food allergy. The guidelines contained on this site are intended for use by healthcare professionals. Their aim is to help in diagnosing suspected food allergy in the community and hospital.

We welcome your feedback and comments.  This site is a work in progress, it will be modified according to feedback received by you-its users.

Statement of disclosure

IFAN acknowledges that financial support in the form of unrestricted educational grant aid is required in order for its educational and professional aims and objectives to be achieved.

IFAN is grateful for the generous support that has been provided to date by members of the pharmaceutical and infant feeding industries as listed in the contributors’ section, whose disclosure statements are published alongside.

IFAN declares that its officers’ and members’ independence of judgement is the basis of its advocacy and educational roles and is not influenced by the financial support received.  Any views expressed in IFAN’s literature, website or presentations are sincerely held.  If any person identifies any conflict or ambiguity IFAN will address the issue immediately, and will publish any clarifications or alterations required.


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Adrenaline auto injectors to be made publicly available.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has signed new laws allowing more life-saving rescue medicines to be administered by trained members of the public in life-saving situations, such adrenaline for severe allergic reactions. Read further details here

IFAN's publications are endorsed by the Irish Association of Allergy and Immunology and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

The information, algorithms and care pathways contained on this site represent the view of IFAN, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the extensive evidence available.

It is the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient.

Material may be freely reproduced for educational and non-profit purposes.

No reproduction by or for commercial organisations, or for commercial purposes, is allowed without the express written permission of IFAN