What is the point of getting a food allergy certificate, and how do I know Trust20 is the right one for me?

Trust20’s mobile-friendly, ANAB-accredited Food Allergy Certificate training helps you quickly and easily learn critical information about serving customers with food sensitivities.

Why get a food allergy certificate?

Most states do not require by law that foodservice workers have a food allergy certificate or that they take an allergen awareness training. However, there are an overwhelming number of people in the United States, and the world, who have allergies and intolerances to specific foods.

While it isn’t a national requirement, some individual states, counties, and cities do require that people in leadership positions, such as the Certified Food Protection Manager or the person-in-charge, be informed on allergens. These leaders are often responsible for training their teams on the basics of food allergy awareness and safety. 

Always check with your manager and local health department regarding the regulations of the jurisdictions you live in.

Food allergies can be a life-threatening condition and pose an incredible risk to diners and the smooth operation of a food business. Not only can sharing with your customers that you have received an ANAB-accredited certificate show them that you prioritize their safety, you’re demonstrating to your own manager that you take your work seriously.

As food allergies pose a risk in any place serving food, allergen awareness training can also benefit people who work in daycares, long-term care facilities, gas stations, grocery stores, higher education institutions, and more. 

Trust20’s Food Allergy Certificate training provides critical information about food allergies, intolerances, and preferences. The online course is designed to help anyone in the foodservice industry confidently serve their customers who are impacted by food sensitivities.

The course objectives include eight modules and after taking the Trust20 Food Allergy Certificate training, each learner will be able to:

  • Define a food allergy, identify items that can cause reactions, and explain the dangers of reactions.
  • Differentiate between an allergy and an intolerance and classify how symptoms would affect the learner.
  • Define anaphylaxis, explain the importance of following emergency protocols, and practice the steps of the emergency response. 
  • Discover allergens listed on food labels and identify potential risks in common items.
  • Explain how allergies can be introduced through food contact, select areas of improper storage and categorize acceptable and unacceptable deliveries. 
  • Explain why communication is important to reducing risks and compare different ways to use communication to reduce risks.
  • Recognize how cross contact can occur in preparation and serving, identify areas where care should be taken to reduce risk, and compare responsibilities of staff members.
  • Explain the importance of proper cleaning and hygiene and identify proper cleaning methods.

Deciding if Trust20 is the right training provider for you

When you search for “allergy awareness training” or “allergen certificate,” you will likely be bombarded with endless choices. It is essential that before choosing a training platform, you should consider the following factors:

  • How long the course takes to complete
  • How the content is structured
  • When it was last updated (as regulations do change)
  • Which languages are offered
  • Mobile-friendly design
  • Ease of use

Trust20’s ANAB-accredited training course was created with the help of industry experts and instructional designers with feedback from both current and previous members of the foodservice industry. We regularly review the content in our courses to ensure it is still relevant and update it as needed. We also continuously make improvements to our mobile experience and we offer our courses in multiple languages. The course and assessment are designed to feel like a game to make the experience easy to use – and maybe even a little fun.

Please visit our resources learn more about the importance of food allergy training: https://resources.trust20.co/blog/benefits-to-being-trained-on-food-allergies-allergic-reactions