Food Allergy Training: One size does not fit all

From the desk of CEO, Betsy In 2011 we at MenuTrinfo® launched the Nation’s first food allergy training program- AllerTrain.  There was not a course out there to address this growing medical need in the country. We had been on the nutrition side of the menu for almost 2 years at that point. This insight gave
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Build a Confident Team in 2019 with Allergy Training

         In 2018 it seemed like every week there was a new restaurant in the headlines for harming someone with a food allergy. From mega concepts like Pret a Manger to smaller mom and pop shops, without proper precautions and training, hurting someone with a food allergy is extremely possible. Putting your best foot forward with
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NOMINATE 2019 Allergy Awards

For the 3rd year in a row recognition and fanfare for the folks doing the right things for those with food allergies in food service. Nominate your brand or college, shout out to a fiend or colleague by nominating them or just pick the place you think does a “RockSTAR job” when it comes to
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Food Allergy Lawsuits are On the Plate: Today More than Ever

By Betsy Craig The last few months we have seen a large rise in food allergy lawsuits as well as settlements. As this is my life’s work and passion, I might be more aware than the average food industry person, but it is becoming more apparent these are happening everywhere. I often wonder when the
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Prep for 2018 with an Allergy Policy

Get a head start for the new year by implementing an Allergy Policy As we enter 2018, a year prepped for clean, fresh food, the food service industry is expected to continue catering to diners with restrictions. Eating out with food allergies is easier than ever before due to continued awareness, but it is only
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Top Food Allergy for Kids: a closer look into peanuts

The rise in peanut allergies in recent years is undeniable. To protect children, some schools have separate lunch tables in the cafeterias made especially for peanut-free zones while others are going completely peanut free.  Restaurants and fast casual chains are adjusting their menus and creating new labels to warn the public of peanuts contained in
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Do the Words “Food Allergy” Scare You? They Shouldn’t.

If you keep up with restaurant news, you may have noticed the recent onslaught of stories about food allergies. Their increasing prevalence, their potential deadliness, and the litigation that ensues after a terrible incident occurs. All of this can leave restaurant owners and general managers feeling trepidatious and vulnerable, especially when a diner comes in
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Why You Should Be Training on an On-Going Basis

Chances are, if you work in the food service industry, you’ve come into contact with a customer with a severe food allergy. Food allergies are increasingly becoming more and more common among Americans. While many restaurants provide their staff with education on safe handling practices for food allergies upon hire, continued instruction and monthly training
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How COVID Food Safety Procedures Protect Those with Food Allergies

Dining out with food allergies has always been a scary task. Even when restaurants and food service establishments take extreme measures to keep diners safe, accidents can still happen. It’s even more scary when you are dining somewhere that doesn’t seem to be paying attention to allergies at all. Back in March of 2020 when
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Food Safety: Now More than Ever

Written by CEO Betsy Craig For decades the food service industry has been training their teams on food safety at the insistence of local, state and federal regulations.  Folks on every level of our food service industry have been learning to wash our hands correctly, take (and log) temperatures of food, and store hot and cold
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