How to get your Food Allergens Certificate

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Complete the Training

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Allergen Awareness Training

It is estimated that 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergy.

It is important that your staff understands the dangers of food allergies and that food handlers must be aware of allergens when preparing allergen special orders. If there is any cross-contact in the kitchen, or transfer of allergens, a customer’s life could be put at risk.

Allergen Awareness training is perfect for anyone working in a foodservice establishment. The training will teach all staff how to avoid allergen contamination, and how to respond if a customer has an allergic reaction.

About the training

About The Course

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how individuals can take personal responsibility to help protect an allergy sufferer from a food allergy-related incident.
  2. Identify the 8 major allergens, hidden allergens, and the importance of clear labeling.
  3. State the importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic and the role of personal hygiene.
  4. Define the steps required to keep allergenic free food safe from cross-contact.

Who needs Allergen Awareness Training?

Regulations differ by state, however, everyone who works within the food industry has a legal and moral obligation to have a basic knowledge of food allergies, and this is why this course is highly recommended to everyone within the industry.

Chapter Overview

  • An introduction to the training course.
  • What is a Food Allergy and how does it affect someone?
  • What is Coeliac Disease and what is Gluten?
  • Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Recognizing an Attack
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Allergenic Foods include:
  • Hidden Allergens
  • Avoiding Allergic Reactions
  • Communication Methods
  • Recipe Creation
  • Creating a System
  • Adapting a Recipe for an Allergy Sufferer
  • Suppliers
  • Dry Storage
  • Chilled
  • Frozen Storage
  • Food Preparation – Cook – Assembly of Dish
  • Front of House Service
  • Self Service
  • Menu Information
  • Front of House Staff
  • Required Procedures
  • Front of House

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are available on demand, 24/7 and are accessible from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone.

eFoodHandlers does not impose time restrictions on course access, so students may take as much time as they need to complete their training.

Yes. After you complete the training course, you will receive your certificate of completion.

Regulations differ by state, however, everyone who works within the food industry has a legal and moral obligation to have a basic knowledge of food allergies, and this is why this course is highly recommended to everyone within the industry.

Again, different states, counties, and cities have different rules on how often they expect you to refresh your Allergen Awareness learning. As a recommended guide, Allergen Awareness training needs to be re-taken/refreshed every 3 years (Illinois is a mandatory 3-year renewal).

Widely Accepted

Each passing year sees more states bring in legislation that makes allergen training a legal requirement. Currently, 6 states require allergen training, including:

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Montgomery County

If your state currently does not have any legal requirement, under federal law, FDA Food Code 2013, you still have a legal responsibility to serve food that is safe and do everything possible to protect the consumer. Protecting an allergy sufferer falls within this Food Code.

ANSI Accredited

Our program is ANSI-Accredited. This means our training has met rigorous standards and is broadly accepted through the US.

ANSI accreditation is a requirement under California law. ANSI providers will have a visible logo with an issue number on their website.

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