Minnesota Allergen Awareness


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State County
Minnesota State Accepted (todos los condados)
Certificate validity 3 years (3 años)
Mandatory? No
Passing score 75%

What’s Included in this Package?

100% Online, Video Training (Available in English or Spanish)

Training takes 1 hours to complete. We are the only company to offer video-training.

Online Exam – 2 Attempts Available (Available in English or Spanish )

30 Question ANSI Accredited Exam that can be taken 100% online, with no need for a proctor .

ANSI Accredited Certificate

Once you pass your exam you will receive an ANSI Approved Allergen Awareness Certificate.

The Importance of Allergen Awareness

Although the state of Minnesota does not require Allergen Awareness training for foodservice establishments the city of St Paul has enacted two food allergen ordinances that must be followed in the city:

1. Requires all establishments with a restaurant license to display the approved allergen awareness poster in the staff area (kitchen) and

Provides a seven percent discount on the restaurant/catering license fee if the establishment has an allergen trained person on staff at all times and they have an Allergic Customer Alert Process.

Always Food Safe’s ANSI accredited training is perfect for anyone working within this industry. The training will provide the essentials of food allergies and then explain how to utilize policies and procedures to make sure all customers can eat safely in your foodservice establishment.

It will allow you to understand how to deal with a customer with a food allergy from the moment they enter the establishment until they leave.

Training Content

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, andhow 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


Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Introduction to Allergens
  • What is a Food Allergy and how does it affect someone?
  • What is Coeliac Disease and what is Gluten?
  • Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Recognizing an Attack
  • Emergency Procedures
Chapter 3 – The 9 Allergens
  • Allergenic Foods include:
  • Hidden Allergens
  • Avoiding Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 4 – Recipe Creation to Storage
  • Communication Methods
  • Recipe Creation
  • Adapting a Recipe for an Allergy Sufferer
  • Suppliers
  • Dry Storage
  • Chilled
  • Frozen Storage
  • Chapter 5 – Preparation Through to Service
    • Food Preparation – Cook – Assembly of Dish
    • Front of House Service
    • Self Service
    • Menu Information
    • Front of House Staff
    Chapter 6 – Cleaning
    • Required Procedures
    • Front of House
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