Our food allergy courses are designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers. AllerTrain and AllerTrain Lite are the ONLY ANSI accredited food allergy training courses available today!
What does ANSI Accreditation Mean?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 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 training industry best practices and standards.
For more information about ANSI visit www.ansi.org/
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.
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.