Illinois state approved Allergen Awareness training

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All certified Food Protection Managers (CFPMs) in Illinois working in a restaurant must complete additional Allergen Awareness Training.


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    Approved by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

    Our ANSI accredited training will be accepted by your Health Inspector upon visiting your business.

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    Guaranteed Pass

    With unlimited free resits you will be guaranteed to pass our training

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    Available in English & Spanish

    Our training is available in both English & Spanish, so you can choose to learn in the language you feel most comfortable in.

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    Valid for 3 Years

    Once completed your Allergy Awareness certificate will be valid for 3 years

Allergen Awareness Training just $18

ANSI Accredited – Provider #1203

Starting January 1, 2018, Food Service Sanitation Managers working in Category 1 restaurants are required to obtain ANSI-accredited allergen awareness training within 30 days of hire, and every three years after this.

Who needs to be trained?

  • All certified food protection managers (CFPMs) working in a restaurant must complete additional allergen training using an approved allergen awareness training program.
  • Certificate of course completion must be kept at the establishment, made available to the health inspector upon request and is an item on the inspection report.
  • For further information, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health

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The course is split into 6 chapters and explains in detail everything you need to make sure you and your customers are safe.

Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- Introduction to Allergens
Chapter 3 – The 8 Allergens
Chapter 4 – Recipe creation to storage
Chapter 5 – Preparation through to service
Chapter 6 – Cleaning

For a full detailed breakdown of every chapter, click here.

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By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Understand what are the causes of an allergic reaction.
• Identify the 8 main food allergens.
• Identify cross-contact risks and understand methods for preventing cross-contact in the workplace through cleaning and sanitizing, good personal hygiene, and controlling the flow of food.
• Understand how to listen and communicate with customers who have food allergies, and how to communicate within the operation from the customer, through front of house to the kitchen, including co-workers, chefs and managers.
• Be able to recognize the most common symptoms of an allergic reaction, and how to deal with an attack.

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Allergen Awareness Training just $18