15 million Americans with food allergies dine with family and friends where they feel safe.
Studies indicate that half the fatal episodes from food allergens occur outside the home. Are you prepared?
The number of Americans affected by food allergies is trending higher every year. Dining out is a serious concern for them as well as their family and friends. Those who deal with this life-threatening condition are often unsure which restaurants can safely accommodate them — if at all. That’s why making your restaurant staff allergy aware can help increase your revenue opportunities. To capitalize on this opportunity, you and your employees need to have the basic information required to ensure everyone takes the steps necessary to keep your customers safe. And the ServSafe® Allergens Online Course is your best, most trusted source for qualified online training. Get started today!
Just 8 foods cause 90% of food allergy reactions:
- Shellfish – Twice as many people are allergic to shellfish as nuts – 7 million people.
- Tree Nuts – Nuts cause 4 out of 5 food allergy fatalities – 3.3 million people.
Allergens Affect Our Entire Community.
Food allergies affect a growing number of children each year, which means their family and friends are also affected. Fortunately, there is a lot of helpful information and many resources available to manage this potentially dangerous condition. And we can help you find them.
Whether you are a parent of someone with a food allergy, have one yourself or work in the restaurant and foodservice industry, learning about food allergies, their causes, symptoms and treatment is important. Fortunately it’s easy to find useful, up-to-date and actionable information – just go to our ServSafe® at Home website and that of our partner Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).
On these sites, you will find ways to stay safe and comfortable in your home as well as what you can do to prepare yourself or your child when out in public. There are simple precautions to take when going to school, eating out in restaurants or flying on airplanes.
There are also numerous government agencies working to improve safety and awareness through new regulations, better food labeling and closer monitoring of food manufacturing, processing and packaging.
- Food Allergies: What Consumers Need To Know
- Food Allergies: Ingredients, Packaging & Labeling
- Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The National Restaurant Association (creators of ServSafe®) have partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to make restaurant dining safer for the 15 million Americans coping with food allergies. Together, we are providing restaurant personnel with evidence-based education, training and resources.