AllerTrain In the News
Q&A: Recognizing the Industry Leaders for Food Allergy Safety & Training – Restaurant News Release
You’d be hard pressed these days to find a restaurant or university dining hall that hasn’t encountered a guest with a food allergy or intolerance. Roughly 15 million Americans have food allergies and the most severe reactions can be fatal. Some food establishments may view special dietary requests as a nuisance or have no idea how to handle them, while others not only have a safety protocol in place for allergen free dishes but take great pride in their ability to provide outstanding service to those with food allergies.
AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo has chosen to recognize the industry leaders who are at the forefront of food allergy safety, service and training in the restaurant and university sectors with the 2017 Food Allergy Awards. The winners of the awards will be announced at the upcoming NRA Show in Chicago. Continue reading
MRM Talking With: Betsy Craig about Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI) – Modern Restaurant Management
In early November, AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, which conducts food allergy and gluten free training, launched the Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI) bringing together leading experts from foodservice brands to address the training and tools required to improve concerns and issues surrounding food allergies. Additional topics included the legal aspects of food allergies and new product offerings for special dietary needs in industrial kitchens.
AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo was founded by Betsy Craig, who, after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, began a journey of paying close attention to how food impacted her health that led to the founding of the business. In this edition of MRM Talking With, Craig discusses the need for FASI and food allergen training in the foodservice industry. Continue reading
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.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2016) – On Nov. 1, city council members in Maryland’s Montgomery County unanimously passed legislation requiring restaurants there to have at least one employee working at all times who has completed an allergy training safety course. AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, the gold standard in food allergy and gluten free training, has been approved by the Montgomery County, Maryland to provide allergen training for food service employees.
The county’s Department of Health and Human Services is providing restaurants with a list of approved online and in-person food allergy training courses, according to the bill. The health department identified training courses offered by AllerTrain. The AllerTrain Suite of Classes start at $19 and can be completed in person with a Master Trainer or online through eLearning learning management systems.
The bill was supported by the Maryland Restaurant Association and will take effect July 1, 2017.
“We are thrilled and honored to be approved to provide ANSI accredited food allergy and gluten-free training to food service employees in Maryland,” said Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo. “Food safety and allergen awareness should be an important part of any food service training program. The lives and health of food service guests – across any type of establishment – depends on proper training and education.”
The news comes as AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo is hosting the inaugural Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI), to take place Nov. 3-4 in Denver. FASI is bringing together leading experts from foodservice brands such as Sodexo, PF Changs, University of Arizona, Red Robin, GF Jules, Notre Dame and others, and will feature leading food allergy and gluten-free experts.
Celiac Support Association (CSA) Partners with AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo for Gluten-Free Education and Awareness – RestaurantNews.com
Fort Collins, CO – MenuTrinfo® is excited to announce their recent partnership with the Celiac Support Association, a membership association aiming to optimize the health of those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. The Association selected the AllerTrain™ training program because it is the only ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accredited food allergy training program available today that also provides ANSI accredited gluten-free training.
“Partnering with MenuTrinfo is a win-win-win proposition, says Larry Brauer, Executive Director of the Celiac Support Association. “It is a win for CSA to be able to offer the AllerTrain training, education, and certification for restaurants and food services establishments; it is a win for MenuTrinfo because our education and support missions are on such a parallel course; and most importantly, the additional assurance that the AllerTrain program provides is a win for those individuals and families needing a gluten-free diet for a healthy life.” Continue reading
About AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo
AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo offers a Suite of Courses designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers about food allergies. AllerTrain and AllerTrain Lite are both food allergy specific courses and are the only courses accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Courses can be accessed through a variety of methods including instructor-led webinars, live classes taught by a Master Trainer, or through e-learning. Additionally, training materials such as the AllerSTAR monthly poster program, which covers food safety topics meant to be utilized for restaurant pre-shift or all-staff meetings, AllerCards and other training tools can be accessed on AllerTrain.com.