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Are you a restaurant manager looking for ways to serve your food allergic customers?
Are you a food allergic consumer looking for ways to help your favorite restaurant learn about food allergies? These links may be helpful to you.
- Food Allergy Research and Education and ServSafe have teamed up to develop an online, interactive restaurant training module – Cost is $22 and it takes about 60-90 minutes. http://www.servsafe.com/ss/catalog/ProductList.aspx?SCID=84&RCID=46&NRAEFProd=1
- Washington Restaurant Association has teamed up with Spot Check Food Allergy Training – 8 hour “Train the Trainer” class for restaurant managers. Recommended for food service workers who already hold an advanced food safety certification.
- Spot Check – Allergy Safe Certification Spot Check provides Food Allergy Safe Certification via in-person training to front and back of the house personnel who provide food services to the general population. Option of online certification for employees trained by Spot Check-trained employee trainer. Certification good for three years.
- FREE! Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Online Restaurant Food Allergy Training Video – 30 minute training module
- Culinary Institute of America – program Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Dietary Restrictions: Challenges & Opportunities for Food Service
- National Restaurant Association– Food Safety and Nutrition: Food Allergies: With awareness of food allergies and intolerances increasing, the National Restaurant Association recognizes that this is an important issue for the nation’s nearly 1 million restaurants. About one in 25 Americans report that they suffer from a food allergy, according to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Restaurants are training their staff to safely serve food-allergic guests. Diners with food allergies are encouraged to communicate with restaurant staff to discuss their concerns and alternatives for a safe and enjoyable experience.
- Restaurant Food Allergy Information Handbook “A comprehensive program for training staff to safely prepare and serve food to guests who have food allergies”
- Food Allergy Initiative Food Service Professionals Information – Tips for Food Service Professionals
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s Restaurant Poster
- Michigan Department of Agriculture Food Allergy Poster
- Hospitality Minnesota – voluntary industry poster
- New York City Restaurant Food Allergy Awareness Poster – link coming soon!
- New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services/Rutger’s – Ask Before You Eat (English & Spanish)
- New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services/Rutger’s – Know Before You Serve (English and Spanish)
- New Zealand Food Service Posters