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Why food allergy training is important for food managers


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Food Managers are at the Top-level people behind Food Safety in any business. The Importance of Food Allergy for managers is one of the best concept to consider.

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Why food allergy training is important for food managers

  1. 1. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. Why Food Allergy Training is Important for Food Managers
  2. 2. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. 1. An Effort to Protect the Health and Lives of Diners - An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. - In Europe, around 17 million people are allergic to at least one food type. - An allergy-friendly menu, however, is a fairly recent concept.
  3. 3. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. 2. It’s the Law It came to the fore as recently as 2008. In that year, New York's Westchester County enacted a new law.- It required all commercial kitchens to put up posters of the top eight food allergens.
  4. 4. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. 3. Food allergens are recognized as a public health concern An incredible 90% of all allergic reactions can be attributed to the top eight food allergens
  5. 5. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. The Top 8 Food Allergens Milk Eggs Wheat Peanuts Fish Soy Shellfish Tree Nuts
  6. 6. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. 4. Education and Awareness through Food Allergen Training Education in safe food-handling practices, or lack thereof, could mean life or death for their patrons. Food managers and handlers around the United States, and indeed all over the world, should therefore be required to take a food allergen course. .
  7. 7. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. 5. Enforcement and consciousness in the Right Food Handing Techniques The enforcement of safe food-handling practices has become particularly urgent over the last few years as there has been an increase in the number of restaurant patrons suffering from allergic reactions caused by the food they were served. Health and safety consciousness in the food industry has also been raised by a number of lawsuits filed on behalf of people with food allergies.
  8. 8. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. Final Words A report from the American Society for Training and Development indicated that investment in training can result in a 37 percent higher gross profit per employee. Another study, conducted by Workforce™, discovered that training leads to a decrease in turnover, and thus, an increase in overall cost savings. Investment in food allergy awareness training is therefore beneficial not only for customers but for your staff and business as well.
  9. 9. © 2018 | 888-360-8764 | www. SOURCES: / /company/360training /360training /360training © 2017 2018| 888-360-8764 | content/uploads/2013/12/Allergen_Awareness_Training_ Presentation_0107.pdf