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FARECheck is an audit program for internal food allergen handling and preparation training.


FARECheck is an audit program for internal food allergen handling and preparation training.


For millions of Americans, dining away from home can be stressful and challenging because one bite of a food allergen can have potentially life-threatening consequences.

In keeping with FARE’s mission to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies, FARE has developed FARECheck CertifiedSM to help provide an additional layer of education and awareness around food allergies and anaphylaxis among the hundreds of thousands of workers across the country who serve the food allergy community.

FARECheck Certified is targeted specifically to food service companies with in-house training capabilities, and is designed to ensure that their training provides evidence-based information on food allergies and best practices for allergy-aware management.

Any training receiving the FARECheck Certified mark must address the following topics:

  1. Overview of Food Allergies
  2. Anaphylaxis
  3. Emergency Response
  4. Communications Protocols
  5. Reducing Risk for Cross-Contact
  6. Use of Recipes & Ingredient Disclosure
  7. Knowledge Test

For additional information about participating in FARECheck, email Kevin Silard, Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorships at ksilard@foodallergy.org.


Compass Group

In support of their customers with food allergies and other dietary restrictions, Compass Group is the first in the food service industry to have its allergen management training courses reviewed and certified by FARE. Based in Charlotte, NC, Compass Group is a family of companies delivering the best in food, hospitality, and support services.

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