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 site content is intended for use by regulated healthcare professionals.  Its aim is to help in diagnosing and managing suspected food allergy by regulated health care staff in community and hospital settings.  Reproduction of content or referencing IFAN outside of this context requires advance permission, please contact us.

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Recent News & Articles


Advisory notice: Emerade Adrenaline Autoinjector devices.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) wishes to inform users and healthcare professionals of the following potential quality defect for the Emerade range of treatments There is a possibility that a small percentage (0.015%) of Emerade pens

NEW! Living with Food Allergy in plain English for parents and carers, available free and online.

IFAN is delighted to publish a 24 page practical, user friendly, plain English guide for parents and carers: Living with Food Allergy. Written with extensive parental input,you'll find information about the different types of food allergy. It also tel

IFAN's "Egg ladder" has been updated

IFAN has been using the "egg ladder" for over 7 years to help promote tolerance in certain individuals.  It has recently been revisited and updated in accordance with feedback received and the latest evidence base. There are no major content changes but

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