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Earn Your Food Allergen
Awareness Certificate

Whether you’re a server, kitchen staff, or a food service worker, all employees in restaurants, catering, and retail businesses are responsible for serving a safe meal to each customer. This responsibility becomes an extra challenge when serving food-allergic customers. Our food allergen training course provides participants with essential training to prevent the risk of cross-contamination and a serious allergic reaction at your foodservice business. Participants will learn how to take the necessary dietary care of people, and the course will greatly improve participants’ knowledge of food allergies.

Topics Covered in the Food Allergen Awareness Course for Restaurants, Catering & Retail

This course has a variety of learning outcomes and covers many food allergen topics, including:
  • Introduction To Food

  • Food Labels & Food Allergen

  • Food Intolerance & Sensitivity

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Food Safety & Quality

  • Food Allergen Management

  • Cross Contact & Cross-Contamination

  • Anaphylactic

  • Effects Of Allergens On The
    Human Body

  • Communicating With

  • Duty of Care

  • Staff Training

Canada’s #1 Best Value Food Allergen Training Provider

Join the thousands of food service workers who have earned their food allergen certification from Canadian Food Safety’s Food Allergen Awareness – Restaurants, Catering & Retail course. Canadian Food Safety is proud to be Canada’s top food allergen certification provider with our industry-specific certification courses.

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Interactive Presentation

The Canadian Food Safety Food Allergen Awareness courses are interactive programs that allow learners to gain quality knowledge about food allergens. Participants can enjoy a fully narrated presentation with audio, video, photos, games and quizzes.

24/7 Online Access

Our online course is the perfect solution for food service workers with busy schedules. The course can be accessed 24/7 on any device, allowing you to complete the course whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you.

Unlimited Exam Attempts

Don’t worry about failing your final exam. With Canadian Food Safety courses, you can take advantage of unlimited final exam attempts at no extra charge. This guarantees that you will be able to earn your certification after completing the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Earning your food allergen certification demonstrates that you have a strong understanding of food allergies and how to prevent food allergy reactions when preparing and serving food in restaurants.

Serving a cross-contaminated menu item to a food-allergic customer could result in the following reactions: 

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Swelling of the tongue and lips 
  • Throat tightness
  • Hives 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing and wheezing 
  • Nasal congestion
  • Chest pain 
  • Dizziness
  • Weak pulse 

Register for our Food Allergen Awareness course to learn more about preventing exposure that could lead to these allergic reaction symptoms.

Understanding food allergens is an important aspect of food allergy awareness. Here are some of the most common ingredients you may already be using in your dishes that could result in allergic reactions, like anaphylactic shock. Register for our Food Allergen Awareness course to learn more.

  • Nuts, including peanuts, tree nuts, almonds, walnuts, etc. 
  • Shellfish, including shrimp, crab, lobster, etc. 
  • Wheat
  • Soy