Resources for Restaurants
Fifteen million Americans have food allergies – and they are eager to find restaurants that can accommodate their needs. FARE is proud to offer the following resources, as well as two comprehensive national training programs to help restaurant personnel become more food allergy aware, offered in partnership with the National Restaurant Association and MenuTrinfo.
Our SafeFARE program offers tools that help create a safer dining experience – including “Find a Restaurant,” a searchable database of allergy aware restaurants. If your employees have completed the ServSafe® Allergens Online Course or AllerTrain™ classes (more information below), you can sign up at www.safefare.org to set up a free account and add your restaurant to our database.
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ServSafe™ Allergens Online Course
This comprehensive, interactive new course helps restaurant personnel better understand the needs and safety precautions required when serving guests with food allergies. The National Restaurant Association has been providing food safety training to restaurants nationwide for nearly 40 years with its ServSafe program. The ServSafe Allergens Online Course is designed to educate all restaurant workers – from the hostess in the front of the house, to the manager and executive chef, to the line cook in the back of the house – about the severity of food allergy and the precautions that must be taken. Important topics such as cross-contact are discussed in detail.
Employees who successfully complete the training and knowledge tests, which are taken online, will receive a certificate of achievement demonstrating their knowledge of food allergy issues. Employees who leave the establishment for another restaurant are able to carry over their certificate.
AllerTrain™ is a food allergy and gluten-free certificate program presented by MenuTrinfo covering essential information about how to safely serve diners with food allergies, intolerances, sensitivities, and Celiac disease. The AllerTrain suite of courses can be taught in multiple formats to fit the unique needs of any food service operation. Available training includes AllerTrain™, AllerTrain Lite™, AllerTrain U™, and AllerTrain K12™ programs, which are designed for food service professionals in any type of establishment.
AllerTrain programs are eligible for American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) continuing education credits and include a three-year certificate that broadcasts to customers that foodservice establishments have the ability to safely meet unique dietary needs.
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