Fifteen million Americans have food allergies – and they are eager to find restaurants that can accommodate their needs. FARE is proud to offer free educational 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.
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™ and AllerTrain Lite™, which are designed for food service professionals in restaurants. Learn more
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. Learn more
- Do you understand common sources of cross-contact and how to avoid it? Download our Cross-Contact poster set in English and Spanish.
- Do you know the steps to follow from the moment a diner with food allergies walks in the door? Our Keep Your Guests Safe poster in English and Spanish and our What You Need to Know poster in English and Spanish can help.*
- Will you know what to do if a diner has an allergic reaction? Download our anaphylaxis poster and learn how to recognize and respond to a food allergy emergency.
- Or purchase premium versions of any of our posters or My Teal Tickets, which patrons can use to communicate their allergens, in the FARE store. Every purchase helps FARE continue to fund food allergy research.
Training Tip: Consider reviewing a different poster in staff check-ins once a month. This will serve as a training refresher and keep food allergies top of mind.
*FARE's poster "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know" is the poster legally required to be displayed in some states, including Maryland and Massachusetts. For more information about current restaurant legislation, please click here.
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