Food allergens are on the rise
It’s important that food service professionals learn how to properly serve a food allergic customer.
It’s estimated that 15 million Americans suffer from food allergic reactions. Approximately 5.9 million children under the age of 13 suffer from food allergies, which equates to roughly 1 in 13 children with a diagnosed food allergy, or 2 in every classroom.
Roughly 170 foods have been shown to cause allergic reactions, but 90% or reactions are related to the top 8 food allergens.
Food allergic reactions can occur within seconds or up to hours after the allergen has consumed. Currently, there is no cure for a food allergy, though sometimes individuals have been reported to outgrow a food allergy.
Understanding food safety and food allergen protocol is imperative to helping customers with food allergies dine safety outside of their home.
Our quick 1 hour course covers the skills and understanding you need to safely serve customers with food allergies.