Opinion: Food allergy training needs to be mandated

May 12, 2017

We’ve seen an increase in food allergies in the U.S. over the past two decades, which has had – and continues to have – a major impact on foodservice establishments as they work to accommodate their food-allergic guests. As this increase in food allergies continues, we need to see an increase in food allergy training as well. This is happening, slowly. Recently, more allergy training courses and certifications have been developed, and regulations for training and notifications have been created. But more needs to be done to educate and train foodservice employees around safely accommodating food-allergic guests. 

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