Announcing the 2017 AllerTrain Food Allergy Awards

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AllerTrain

AllerTrain (and AllerTrain Lite) are both approved to meet new mandated training laws in the state of Michigan and Montgomery County, Maryland

 

AllerTrain is an ANSI accredited food allergy and gluten-free training course offered by MenuTrinfo. The course teaches foodservice professionals about the top foods causing food allergies, proper protocol for preparing food so to avoid cross-contact and to how better serve diners with special dietary needs. This will help restaurants avoid food allergy related incidents, and prepare them to handle such incidents, should they occur. Once the course is complete, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain Certificate of Award that is valid for five (5) years. 

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What does ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Accreditation Mean?

The American National Standards Institute is a non-profit organization that creates voluntary guidelines for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in nearly every sector in the United States. ANSI accreditation assures consistency and integrity, providing AllerTrain certificate holders confidence in knowing that they have received food allergy training which meets rigorous industry best practices and standards.

For more information about ANSI visit www.ansi.org/

Who should take AllerTrain?

Anyone who owns or general manages a restaurant should sign up for this course. AllerTrain takes the education of AllerTrain Lite to the next level for owners and general managers who want to get a deeper understanding of food allergies, policy needs, laws and such.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic information about food allergies
  • Recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Define celiac disease
  • Describe how celiac disease affects the body
  • Understand the difference between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Describe successful techniques for implementing a food safety plan related to food allergies
  • Describe food packaging label requirements
  • Describe the roles of the waitstaff, managers, and busspeople in working with special-needs diners
  • Distinguish between cross-contact and cross-contamination
  • Identify kitchen habits that prevent cross-contact
  • Identify food handling techniques that prevent cross-contact
  • Describe the steps that are taken when a diner has a reaction
  • Describe how and when to use an Auto-Injector Epinephrine device

This 90+ minute course is designed to assist restaurant owners, general managers, chefs, and key holders in increasing food allergy awareness for servers, bus people, dish washers, line cooks, and any member of your staff.

AllerTrain Lite

AllerTrain Lite

AllerTrain Lite is an ANSI accredited food allergy and gluten-free training course offered by MenuTrinfo. This course is a condensed version of AllerTrain and is for hourly front and back of the house team members working in the foodservice industry. The course teaches how to safely interact with and serve diners with special dietary needs such as food allergies, intolerances and celiac disease. Upon completion of the training, learners will understand the most important practices related to allergen control in the front of the house, back of the house and in an emergency situation. Also, at the end of the course, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain Lite Certificate of Achievement valid for five (5) years.

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You will learn to:

  • Identify basic information about food allergies
  • Recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Define celiac disease
  • Define how celiac disease affects the body
  • Distinguish between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Describe the steps that are taken when a diner has a reaction

Who should take AllerTrain Lite?

Managers, directors, shift supervisors, as well as any front-of-the-house or back of the house restaurant employee can take this course.

This course is designed to educate the student on better serving diners with special dietary needs such as food allergies and celiac disease.

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AllerTrain U

AllerTrain U

allertrianlogo-U-01AllerTrain U is a food allergy and gluten-free training course designed for people who serve food in a college or university setting. Students who suffer from food allergies or celiac disease can have a hard time eating on campus, but if the university staff has taken an AllerTrain U course, they’ll be better prepared to cater to these students’ needs. This will help colleges and universities understand, not only know how to recognize allergic reactions, but also how to have a dining set-up that will help prevent these reactions from occurring. As with our other courses, upon completion, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain U Certificate of Award valid for five (5) years.

Who should take AllerTrain U?

University dining services would benefit from taking this course.College campus

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic information about food allergies
  • Recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Define celiac disease
  • Describe how celiac disease affects the body
  • Understand the difference between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Describe successful techniques for implementing a food safety policy related to food allergies
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  • Describe food packaging label requirements
  • Describe the roles of the campus dietitian, dining manager and staff in working with special-needs diners
  • Distinguish between cross-contact and cross-contamination
  • Identify kitchen habits that prevent cross-contact
  • Identify food handling techniques that prevent cross-contact
  • Describe the steps that are taken when a student has a reaction
  • Describe how and when to use an Auto-Injector Epinephrine device

This 90+ minute course is designed to assist dining services in increasing food allergy awareness for all school staff including dietitians, chefs, front of house staff, and anyone involved in campus food service operations.

AllerTrain U is the preferred food allergy training in the college and university dining sector. We have trained over 200 schools in the United States. Check out our Map of College and Universities trained to see which have been AllerTrained!

 

The following classes are the chosen ones for college and university programs:

AllerTrain college courses

AllerTrain: AllerChef

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AllerChef  An AllerTrain class designed with today’s chef in mind.  Taking recipes as you have them today and finding sufficient substitutions to make them accommodating and outstanding can be accomplished with the right training and information.  Why just satisfy today’s special dietary needs diner when you can impress them?  Turning the first time customer into a repeat regular is actually easier than you think and the end result is increased sales and satisfaction for all.

 

AllerChef classes are offered through one of AllerTrain’s Master Trainers only – in person or on a live webinar. This class is interactive, engaging, informative and educational for you and your staff. If you are a chef, cook, line cook, manager or restaurant owner, this class is for you!

Answering the call for special accommodations is on everyone’s mind and this class will make that possible. Successfully eating gluten-free and allergen-free in a restaurant or food service location takes extra time, skill, training and information for all those in the kitchen. Lead the charge and make a difference today after taking AllerChef.

Hospitality at it BEST thanks to AllerChef

AllerTrain: K12

AllerTrain K12 is another one of MenuTrinfo’s food allergy and gluten-free training programs that caters to K-12 schools. There are 1 in 13 children of school age have a food allergy. These children have needs that must be taken very seriously in a school cafeteria setting. This course will help schools better serve children with food allergies, celiac disease and/or intolerances to food.

AllerTrain K12

Who should take AllerTrain K12?

K-12 school cafeteria staff members should take the course.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic information about food allergies
  • Recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Define celiac disease
  • Describe how celiac disease affects the body
  • Understand the difference between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Explain key policies needed to provide effective communication to students with special dietary needs
  • Recall current laws and regulations surrounding special dietary needs in primary and secondary schools
  • Describe food packaging label requirements
  • Describe the roles of everyone on school grounds in keeping students with special dietary needs safe while at school
  • Distinguish between cross-contact and cross-contamination
  • Identify kitchen habits that prevent cross-contact
  • Identify food handling techniques that prevent cross-contact
  • Identify food allergy related bullying and become a role model for students and co-workers alike
  • Describe the steps that are taken when a student has a reaction
  • Describe how and when to use an Auto-Injector Epinephrine device

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This 90+ minute course is designed to assist primary and secondary school employees in increasing food allergy awareness for all school staff including teachers, food service personnel, administrators, aides, specialists, coaches, bus drivers, custodians and others. Following the successful completion of the course final exam, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain K-12 Certificate of Achievement that is valid for five (5) years.

AllerTrain: Michigan

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AllerTrain™ and AllerTrain™U both approved for Food Allergy Training in Michigan!

Additional Allergen Training Required for Certified Food Service Managers starting January 17, 2017 through January 17, 2020 


Is Online/eLearning what you want?

AllerTrain eLearning online class was found to meet the food allergen training course criteria as set by the state of Michigan.

Approved Online Courses 

 


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Do you prefer in person/classroom training?

Prefer to have the AllerTrain™ or AllerTrain U™ taught classroom style?

AllerTrain™ and AllerTrain U™ classroom courses were found to meet the food allergen training course criteria as set by the state of Michigan. The classroom presentation option is approved for use in meeting Michigan’s food allergen training requirement for food service establishments.

In Person Option:

Taught by an approved “AllerTrain Master Trainer” in a classroom or on a live webinar scheduled for your time, team and convince, please fill out contact form below.

AllerTrain™ or AllerTrain U™ (Spanish Available)

AllerTrain: RA

AllerTrain RA is a food allergy and gluten-free training program meant to cater to Resident Assistants (RA) living in a college or university dorm setting. RA’s will often be the first responders to allergy-related incidents, and through taking this course, they will be prepared to handle the incident correctly until medical professionals have arrived. The course is only 10-15 minutes long and can easily be incorporated into an existing RA training program.college girl texting on bench

 

Who should take AllerTrain RA?

Anyone who is an RA for their college or university should sign up to take this course.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize the health implication of food allergies on students
  • Recognize emergency situations surrounding food allergies and explain proper protocol for handling a food allergy related emergency
  • Identify common risk factors for students with food allergies on campus and in the residential halls
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the RA in keeping students with food allergies on their dorm floor safe

Campus Resident Advisers play an extremely important role in shaping the college experience for students. From being a role model to incoming students to organizing fun activities for dorm residents, RA’s are involved in many facets of student life. Among the many responsibilities, one of the core duties that Resident Advisors are tasked with is ensuring the safety of the students on their floor. With 1 in 13 students of school age having at least one food allergy, the likelihood that a campus RA will have a student on their floor with a food allergy is very high and it is the RA’s obligation to help these students balance dorm life and life with food allergies.

 

AllerTrain: Sodexo

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Welcome Sodexo Professionals

MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain™ classes provide the knowledge, training, and confidence needed to offer gluten-free and allergy-friendly menu items. We offer customized classes to meet your food service needs.

Each class is supported by comprehensive materials, including a workbook to complete as both a learning tool and a resource to consult over and over to keep on track with your food safety efforts.

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Webinar Options…

To request a class that fits your schedule please fill out the request form by clicking here.

To register for a class, select either AllerTrain or AllerTrain U from the schedules below. If you need assistance please call 1-888-767-6368 and one of our representatives will be glad to get you and your team registered.  Being an approved Sodexo vendor allows us to bill you. Just share your Sodexo Unit number when you register.

AllerTrain

AllerTrain™ teaches food handling procedures to ensure safe delivery of meals to diners with food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, including gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Successful completion of AllerTrain™ earns the participant a certificate accredited by ANSI.

Who Should Take AllerTrain™?

AllerTrain™ is designed for restaurant owners and COOs, executive chefs, food and safety managers, general managers, kitchen staff, front-of-the-house staff and anyone else involved in a commercial restaurant operation.

The basic curriculum of the AllerTrain™ course includes:

  • Food Allergens
  • Food Intolerances
  • Celiac Disease
  • How to Identify Allergic Reactions
  • Policy, Laws, and Responsibilities
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Help Prevent Cross-Contact
  • Food Handling and Storage
  • Food Preparation
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Comprehension Test

Continuing Education Credits

ACF American Culinary FederationAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics

AllerTrain™ is approved by the American Culinary Federation for 3 continuing education hours, and by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 2 continuing professional education units.


AllerTrain U

AllerTrain U™ provides a clear understanding of food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, celiac disease and other special dietary needs of college and university students and offers best practices for food allergen and gluten-free food service management. The live online webinar, guided by an AllerTrain™ professional, lasts approximately 90 minutes. The curriculum builds off of the basic AllerTrain™ training session, but with specific information relevant to the college and university environment.

Who Should Take AllerTrain U™?

AllerTrain U™ is designed for directors of university and college dining services, executive chefs, nutritionists and registered dietitians, kitchen managers, cooks, servers and anyone else involved in providing meals in an on-campus setting.

To request a class that fits your schedule please fill out the request form by clicking here.

EXTRA EXTRA……. Read all about it:

AllerTrain™ gets Allergen Training nod from Montgomery County, MD

AllerTrain receives county approval to provide food allergen and gluten-free training for Montgomery County food service employees.

Read More HERE

Continuing Education Credit for AllerTrain Courses:

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3 CEH’s for AllerTrain, AllerTrain U, or AllerTrain K-12 ACF: 1 CEH for AllerTrain Lite

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2 CPEU’s at level 2 for AllerTrain, AllerTrain U, and AllerTrain K-12

Why get AllerTrained?

  • 1 in 20 of your guests has a food allergy to at least one food

15 million Americans, or 1 in 20, have a food allergy to at least one food. In addition, food allergies amongst children increased by 50% from 1997 to 2011 and the number of food allergic children continues to rise.

  • Food allergy related incidents in restaurants can be restaurant ending

Studies show that 50% of all fatal food allergic reactions happen outside of the home. These incidents can result in civil cases that may be resolved at upwards of a million dollars and may cause insurance premiums to increase.

  • Food allergy training is already required in 4 states and pending in others

Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and Michigan all have legislation passed requiring restaurants to receive food allergy training. Other states currently have legislation written that is pending approval.

  • Food allergies are considered a disability under the ADA

Restaurants have the responsibility to have policies in place for accommodating food allergic guests. Those that don’t make accommodations leave themselves vulnerable to lawsuits.

  • Food allergy training allows you to display your due diligence

Providing staff with food allergy training shows that your restaurant went above what was required and invested in comprehensive allergy training to educate staff. Should the unforeseeable occur, proving training had taken place could help if litigation were to ensue after an incident.

Food Allergy Training is becoming more and more top of mind throughout the food service industry and today is required in at least 4 states. Michigan State and Montgomery County, MD bot mandate food allergey training and have choosen AllerTrain and/or AllerTrain Lite to meet their required needs.

Montgomery County, MD both AllerTrain and AllerTrain Lite qualify to meet the new legal food allergy training mandate and can be taken in person, webinar or online.  Compliance mandate date is July 1, 2017

Michigan requires AllerTrain in person or online.  Compliance date is January 1, 2017.


If you have questions about these laws, legislation or need further information call AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo and ask for our Director of Education, Laurie.

888-767-6368

 

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