Food Allergy Training

California Food Allergy Training

Research shows that about 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies and the numbers are increasing. California law requires all food handlers to have certification in handling major food allergens and preventing cross-contamination.
Food service operations can greatly reduce the risk for allergic reactions among patrons by providing food allergy training for all personnel.


Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of food allergies – by educating and promoting safety – to all those inflicted, including those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.


Determining Food Establishment Food Allergy Readiness

There is considerable need for restaurants to improve their practices to prevent allergic reactions among their guests. Ask important questions to determine if your food service establishment is food allergy ready.


The Eight Major Allergens

About 90% of all food allergy reactions occur in only 8 foods or food groups – also known as the major food allergens – according to the U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).


Food Allergies: Reducing Your Risk

There is no cure for food allergies. The best way for consumers to protect themselves is by avoiding food items that will cause a reaction.


What is a Food Allergy?

A food allergy is a specific type of adverse food reaction involving the immune system. The body produces what is called an allergic, or immunoglobulin E (IgE), antibody to a food.


Know the Symptoms of a Food Allergy

Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to 2 hours after a person has eaten the food to which the person is allergic.


Food Allergy Friendly Halloween Candy

Looking for allergy friendly Halloween candy? As allergy awareness grows, it becomes more important to understand what types of candy – especially during Halloween – are suitable for children with allergies.


National Egg Day & Egg Allergies

National Egg Day is observed annually on June 3rd. Eggs are one of the 8 major food allergens identified by the U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).