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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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