Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training

Approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Course Length: 70 minutes (Start and stop as needed)
  • Test Attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 75%
  • Available Languages: English, Español
    Choose your language after purchase.
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Special Instructions

Once you successfully complete the course, print out your certificate and keep it at the establishment where you work.


What is Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training?

Our Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training program is designed to educate and certify food service managers in the state of Michigan about food allergens, their potential risks and effective allergen-management strategies. The course is approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Throughout your training, you will learn about:

  • Cross-contamination
  • Communicating food allergen information and ingredients
  • Labeling requirements
  • Common food allergens
  • And more

Earn your Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training certificate to help prioritize safety, sanitation and inclusivity in your food establishment.

Why is food allergen training important for food service managers in Michigan?

Food allergens can cause severe reactions in individuals with food allergies. By receiving proper training, food service managers can ensure the safety of their customers by preventing cross-contamination, understanding labeling requirements and effectively responding to allergen-related incidents. Michigan Food Law Act 92 requires most food establishments to have a certified food manager with additional allergens training on staff.

Who needs Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training?

The majority of food establishments in Michigan are required to have at least one certified manager that has successfully completed an additional allergen training course. Our training is designed for food service managers, kitchen supervisors and other personnel responsible for overseeing food preparation and handling in restaurants, cafes, catering companies and other food establishments in the state of Michigan.

When do I need to complete this training?

We recommend that certified food managers complete food allergens training before starting work. Most food-service establishments in Michigan are legally required to have at least one certified manager that has received additional allergen training.

What certificate do I receive when I finish?

You’ll earn a Michigan Food Allergens Manager Training certificate after completing the course. You can instantly download your certificate after you pass the final exam.

How long is this course?

This course takes about 70 minutes to complete.

How long is my certificate valid?

Your Food Allergy Awareness Training for Manager Certificate is valid for five years from the course completion date. You will need to retake the course every five years to renew your certificate.

What are the course learning objectives?

Through our comprehensive course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major food allergens that cause 90% of food allergen-related hospitalizations in the United States
  • Identify food allergen cross-contact risks
  • Identify methods for preventing cross-contact
  • Determine how to communicate information regarding food allergen ingredients and allergen-related special orders to coworkers and the customer
  • Identify the most common symptoms of allergic reactions to food and how to respond if one occurs in the workplace

Is this course available in languages other than English?

Yes. The course is also available in Spanish. You can select the language after purchasing the course.

Do I have to take a final exam?

Yes, the course has a final exam. You get two attempts to pass with a minimum score of 75%.