We are starting our food allergy brands series with one of our book sponsors, Medpac. They produce bright, insulated medication bags that are perfect for using at home or at school.
They have a range of sizes and also a Medpac Active, which straps around your waist and is perfect for giving children more independence by carrying their own medication.
What’s your name and role?
Jayne Tarrant, Founder
What products do you make?
Medpacs are practical bags which have been specially designed for storing and carrying medicines safely and securely and come complete with a photo ID card for easy identification in any situation, and a treatment card to write all essential information required to quickly administer the medicine and potentially save lives!
Which is your favourite and why?
The Small Insulated Medpac is ideal for storing 2 x adrenaline auto injectors, a bottle of Piriton and an inhaler as well as being extremely portable.
Why did you start the brand?
My daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy as a toddler and her life saving medication was in an old make up bag, I thought I could create a better solution. I also suffer anaphylaxis and so I know how useful it is to find an Epi-pen in a hurry!!
Why do you think it’s important that people are educated about food allergies?
Often allergies get confused with “fussy eaters” which is so unfair. Raising awareness of allergies as a potentially life threatening condition is essential to all ages.
What’s your top tip for managing food allergies?
Always ask the question! Never assume anything in relation to ingredients, and don’t worry about sounding fussy. That question could save your life!!
Where can people buy your products?
Meet more brilliant food allergy friendly brands in our series so you can shop with confidence.