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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 on the Irish market may not deliver a dose of adrenaline. This is due to the potential for… Read more »

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 tells you what to expect when a child is diagnosed with a food allergy, how to explain to children… Read more »

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 there are changes to the following: 3 main steps to the ladder have… Read more »

Exploitation of allergy in “Peter Rabbit” movie.

IFAN welcomes Sony Pictures apology for their insensitive disregard for severe allergic reactions. A scene in the film depicts a human character named Tom McGregor with an allergy to blackberries. In a quest to gain access to his garden, rabbits pelt him with fruits and vegetables before using a slingshot to send a blackberry flying… Read more »

No evidence for food intolerance tests patients and pharmacists are advised.

IFAN welcomes the HPRA review of the types of food intolerance tests available in Ireland and their advice of Jan 29, 2018 to the public not to rely on them. The pharmacy regulator,the PSI,in response has advised superintendent pharmacists and pharmacy owners that offering food intolerance testing in pharmacies,to diagnose food intolerance,is not appropriate and… Read more »

Excluded because of allergy?

Ever excluded from school, sports or leisure activities because of food allergy? Ever get special treatment because of food allergy? IFAN are trying to advocate on behalf of all those affected by food allergy in Ireland. Our aim is to promote inclusion and a balanced factual understanding about different types of food allergy. We need… Read more »

Allergy & Eczema

We at IFAN were delighted to collaborate with the Irish Skin Foundation to produce a practical factual information leaflet for parents and patients addressing 20 common issues and correcting misinformation and myths about allergy and eczema.  We hope you’ll find it useful and encourage you to print it for patient and staff use. You can… Read more »

Travel Bursary

A limited number of travel grants are now being offered by IFAN to members presenting original work, relevant to the field of Food Allergy at an International meeting in 2017 To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be: The first author of an abstract (in the field of food allergy) accepted to an… Read more »

IFAN has registered with Lobbying.ie

The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Register of Lobbying is maintained by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Standards Commission). In compliance with The Regulation of Lobbying Act, IFAN registered in November 2015.  We have submitted nil returns to date.  www.lobbying.ie