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Education Programs & Training

FARECheck

FARECheck is an enhanced training and review program in food handling and safety practices to help keep food-allergic individuals safe and included when dining out.

377% increase

in emergency treatment of diagnosed anaphylactic reactions to food in ten years

85 Million Americans

are impacted by food allergies and intolerances, including 32 million who have a potentially life-threatening condition

Almost 30%

of food allergy reactions reported to the FARE Patient Registry occurred while dining out

Dining Out With Food Allergies

Eating outside the home can create added risk and anxiety for anyone with food allergies, because even a trace of the wrong food can cause a potentially life-threatening reaction. 

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FARECheck Food Safety Training and Review Program

As the leading non-profit in food allergy research, education and advocacy, FARE developed the FARECheck program to create a safer environment for this growing community of diners and help food service establishments reduce the risks associated with accidental exposure to food allergens. On-demand and instructor-led training options are currently available for establishments of any size, with courses customized for select food service industries like restaurants, catering and higher education.

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Flexible Training Options for Industry-Recognized Certifications

FARECheck is a certification process helping food service operations safely accommodate people with food allergies. The online program offers flexible training options on food handling standards designed for the growing population of people with food allergies. FARECheck also includes on-site audits to ensure desired results no matter the size or scope of your operation.

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FARECheck Trained

Awarded when an individual staff member has completed on-demand or instructor-led training provided by FARE or a third-party allergen training program reviewed and certified by FARE

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FARECheck Silver

Awarded when at least 90 percent of a food establishment’s workforce has been trained in food allergy safety

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FARECheck Gold

Awarded when, in addition to achieving FARECheck Silver status, food establishments also undergo a food service policy review and an annual onsite audit

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Miami Dolphins and FARE Team Up to Open First Sports Venue with FARECheck Certified Kitchen

FARE has partnered with the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium to launch the first FARECheck-certified kitchen. In addition to offering allergy-friendly options that will be served throughout the stadium, the kitchen staff will be fully trained on safe food allergen handling procedures to allow sports fans and concert-goers to dine with confidence and without fear of cross-contact or accidental exposure to their allergens.

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"We spent a great deal of time evaluating the in-stadium experience for the 2021 season and working with FARE will help service our fans and raise awareness on food allergies”

-Jeremy Walls, Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer of Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium

FARECheck Case Studies

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Sodexo

FARE has expanded FARECheck, its program of foodservice training in food allergen safety, and has announced the program’s first partnership with Sodexo, a leading provider of catering, hospitality and food retail services. The expanded FARECheck program now includes multiple levels of recognition based on new safety and review standards. Sodexo, which serves more than 100 million people each day, has committed to become FARECheck’s first Gold-tier partner.

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Compass Group

In support of their customers with food allergies and other dietary restrictions, Compass Group was 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. Compass has met FARECheck Silver standards for 5 years.

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FARECheck Instructor Training (FIT)

FIT is designed for foodservice professionals working in educational settings from pre-K through college. Those who successfully complete FIT will become FARE-recognized instructors and eligible to deliver FARE-developed training to their foodservice staff. Register for the next session taking place on January 12, 2022.

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FARECheck Current Clients

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