How to get your Food Allergens Certificate

Complete the Training

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Pass the Test

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Print your Certificate

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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 course

Format: Online

Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)

Teaching Methods: Interactive activities, audio, video, full-text, etc.

Available Languages: English, Español
Choose your language after purchase.

Length: 60 Minutes (Start and stop as needed)

To get your food allergen training certificate, simply watch the training videos and pass the test

This Food Allergens Essentials training program is ANSI Accredited

Purpose (effective 8/9/2021)
This program’s purpose is to prepare food managers and food workers to control food allergens in their establishments.

Scope (effective 8/9/2021)
This program has been designed for food managers and food workers. This program will provide training and testing relevant to the major food allergens identified by the FDA, identifying allergens in the workplace, communicating with customers and coworkers, and preventing cross-contact.

Learning Objectives (effective 8/9/2021)
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify major food allergens.
  • Identify food allergen cross-contact risks.
  • Identify methods for preventing cross-contact.
  • Determine how to communicate information about food allergen ingredients and allergen-free orders to coworkers and customers.
  • Identify symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond if one occurs in the workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you handle, prepare, serve, sell, or give away food for human consumption, even if you bus tables or wash dishes, you are a food worker and it is recommended that you take this training.

After completing the Food Allergens Essentials training and passing the test, you will receive your certificate.

Food Allergens Essentials Certificate of Completion

If your certificate has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the Food Allergens Essentials training and test. If you need to reprint your current Food Allergens Essentials Certificate, log in and go to the Certificates section. From there, you can click View and print your Food Allergens Essentials Certificate.

When you purchase a StateFoodSafety course, you automatically get one year of unlimited access to the training videos. Take your time through the course or come back after completion to brush up on your food safety knowledge!

This certificate shows you have completed a food allergen training course and that you understand the basics of preventing allergic reactions to food.

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

Food Allergy Awareness Training is ANSI-Accredited. This means the 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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