This course covers food allergens in a restaurant food service environment. It will guide food service employees (management and FOH/BOH staff) in best practices for safely serving food allergic guests.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define a food allergy, including the top 8 food allergens and sources of each.
- Recognize the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance.
- Identify symptoms of a food allergic reaction.
- Describe the protocol for notifying emergency response if a food allergic reaction occurs.
- Discuss best practices for serving a food allergic customer, including the role of management, front of the house and back of the house employees.
- Describe how to properly prepare an allergen safe meal for a food allergic customer.
- Analyze a case study on how to properly serve a food allergic guest.
Overview of Food Allergens
Allergy VS Food Intolerance
Know the Top 8 Allergens
Importance of Allergen Control Plans in Commercial Foodservice
Recognizing Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
Facility Management: Handling Food Safely for Allergen Guests
Communicating in a Restaurant: Management, FOH, BOH, Staff
Sample Customer Interaction
Learn2Serve Allergens for Michigan Food Managers - Michigan Department of Agriculture
- Michigan Department of Agriculture
- Website URL:
- Email Address:
- P.O. Box 30017
End of Course Instructions
After completing this course you will receive a cretificate of completion. It will be sent via email and will also be available on your learner account under "My Courses".
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