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About Food Allergens Training
Every food worker and food manager should understand food allergens and how to prevent allergic food reactions. StateFoodSafety offers 100% online food allergy awareness training for anyone who prepares, handles or serves food to the public.
We make it easy to train anywhere using any device. You’ll learn how to protect diners from food allergens, avoid cross-contact contamination and prevent allergic food reactions and anaphylaxis (a particularly dangerous allergic reaction to food). Earn your food allergen certificate at your own pace with our ANAB-accredited Food Allergens Essentials course or a locally accepted program for your area.
The FDA Food Code 2022 2-103.11(O) requires designated Persons in Charge of food service operations to ensure all employees are properly trained in food safety, including food allergy awareness. While there is no legal requirement for formal food allergy training in many states, training food handlers in allergy awareness is still highly recommended.
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)
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.
Food Allergens Training FAQs
What is food allergens training?
A food allergens training course teaches food handlers and food managers basic information about food allergies and food sensitivities that can help save lives. It explains the most common types of food allergens, including milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish and more.
StateFoodSafety’s courses provide basic food allergen training for food handlers, food managers and food workers of all kinds. Lessons educate you on the possibility of cross-contact and explain how to use uncontaminated ingredients with properly sanitized tools. You will learn how to communicate allergen hazards, respond to allergic reactions and more.
What is a food allergen?
Some people are sensitive to or allergic to certain kinds of food. Eating or being exposed to those foods might cause a variety of allergic reactions ranging from hives and skin irritation to life-threatening anaphylaxis. In the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that approximately 2% of adults and between 4% and 8% of children have a food allergy.
A food allergen is any type of food substance that can stimulate an allergic food reaction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified a group of common allergens that are responsible for 90% of food allergy hospitalizations in the United States. Our food allergy awareness courses teach you what those allergens are and how to protect customers with food allergies against exposure to dangerous allergens.
Who would benefit from food allergen training?
If you handle, process, serve, sell or give away food for human consumption, you should take a food allergen safety training course. From dishwashers and waiters to head chefs and food managers, all food workers should be aware of food allergens, cross-contact contamination, the use of epinephrine and other important food allergy principles.
What do I get when I finish food allergy awareness training?
When you complete all course material and pass the final exam, you can immediately download and print your food allergen certificate. Your certificate will include the logo of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) if you complete an ANAB-accredited program.
How long is my Food Allergens Essentials Certificate valid for?
The term of your certificate may vary depending on your location. The Food Allergens Essentials course certificate remains valid for two years. In some locations, your certificate will never expire.
Local requirements may differ. Contact your employer, local health department or other applicable government agency for more information.
How do I renew my Food Allergens Essentials Certificate?
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.
How long can I access the food allergy awareness course?
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!
What is a food allergen training certificate?
This certificate shows you have completed a food allergen training course and that you understand the basics of preventing allergic reactions to food.
Where can I find additional food allergy resources?
StateFoodSafety offers a library of helpful food allergen safety resources. From cartoons and infographics to temperature log sheets, you can find guidance on a range of topics in our Food Safety Resource Gallery. For specific food allergy information, try some of the links below.
In most areas, you can reprint your required Allergens Certificate by logging in to your account.
- Find the Certificates window on your dashboard.
- Locate the digital version of your certificate and click View Certificate.
- Select Print or Email.
Note: In some areas, you get your official Allergens Certificate from the local health department. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, or local health department, you will need to call that health department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.
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