Food Allergy Training

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Food Allergy Training is becoming more and more important. Our food allergy courses are designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers. AllerTrain™ and AllerTrain Lite™ are the ONLY food allergy training classes that are ANSI accredited in the United States. The AllerTrain Suite of Courses are endorsed by FARE and carry continuing education credits. We are here to help YOU keep people safe!

  • It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies
  • 1 in 13 children are allergic to at least 1 food
  • From 1997 to 2011, food allergies among children increased by 50%
  • There is currently no known cure for food allergies
  • Peanut is the most common food allergen for children
  • Shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts are the most common food allergens with adults


AllerTrain Class Description and Information


AllerTrain is an ANSI accredited food allergen and gluten-free training course offered by MenuTrinfo. The course teaches foodservice professionals about the top foods causing food allergies, proper protocol for preparing food so to avoid cross-contact and to how better serve diners with special dietary needs. This will help restaurants avoid food allergy related incidents, and prepare them to handle such incidents, should they occur. Once the course is complete, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain Certificate of Award that is valid for three years.

Who should take AllerTrain?: Anyone who owns or manages a restaurant should sign up for this course.

AllerTrain Lite

AllerTrain Lite is an ANSI accredited food allergy and gluten-free training course offered by MenuTrinfo. This course is a condensed version of AllerTrain and is for hourly front and back of the house team members working in the foodservice industry. The course teaches how to safely interact with and serve diners with special dietary needs such as food allergies, intolerances and celiac disease. Upon completion of the training, learners will understand the most important practices related to allergen control in the front of the house, back of the house and in an emergency situation. Also, at the end of the course, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain Lite Certificate of Achievement that is valid for three years.

Who should take AllerTrain Lite?: Any front of the house or back of the house restaurant employee can take this course.

AllerTrain U

AllerTrain U is a food allergen and gluten-free training course designed for people who serve food in a college or university setting. Students who suffer from food allergies or celiac disease can have a hard time eating on campus, but if the university has taken an AllerTrain U course, they’ll be better prepared to cater to these students’ needs. This will help colleges and universities not only know how to recognize allergic reactions, but also to have a dining set-up that will help prevent these reactions from occurring. As with our other courses, upon completion, each participant will be issued an AllerTrain U Certificate of Award that is valid for three years.

Who should take AllerTrain U?: University dining services would benefit from taking this course.

AllerTrain RA

AllerTrain RA is a food allergen and gluten-free training program meant to cater to Resident Assistants living in a college or university dorm setting. RAs will often be the first responders to allergy-related incidents, and through taking this course, they will be prepared to handle the incident correctly until medical professionals have arrived. The course is only 10-15 minutes long and can easily be incorporated into an existing RA training program.

Who should take AllerTrain RA?: Anyone who is an RA for their college or university should sign up to take this course.

AllerTrain mini

AllerTrain Mini is a food allergen emergency response training course that is designed to cater to those people who don’t necessarily serve or handle food, but may need to know what a food allergy is and how to handle an allergic reaction.

Who should take AllerTrain mini?: Bus drivers, teachers, flight attendants, volunteers, etc. are among the people who should enroll for an AllerTrain Mini course.

AllerTrain K12

AllerTrain K12 is another one of MenuTrinfo’s food allergen and gluten-free training programs that caters to K-12 schools. 1 in 13 children of school age have a food allergy. These children have needs that must be taken very seriously in a school cafeteria setting. This course will help schools better serve children with food allergies, celiac disease and/or intolerances to food.

Who should take AllerTrain K12?: K-12 school cafeteria staff members should take the course.

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Allergy Training Database

MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain™ classes provide the knowledge, training, and confidence needed to offer gluten-free and allergy-friendly menu items. We offer customized classes to meet your food service needs starting at $19 for AllerTrain Lite.

Betsy Craig during an AllerTrain course

Easy: Simple format, with workbook/resource guide to follow along and keep for valuable reference
Convenient: Delivered in person or online by a MenuTrinfo Master Trainer
Affordable: Pay for a single seat in an online class or a group price available

AllerTrain Class

Each food allergy training class is supported by comprehensive materials, including a workbook to complete as both a learning tool and a resource to consult over and over to keep on track with your food safety efforts.

Click here to see a full schedule and sign up for the AllerTrain™ class that is right for you.


“All employees in the food service industry should take..”
-Robert B., AllerTrain U

“My instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging.”
-Jill G., AllerTrain

“With this class I have used every bit of knowledge every day when I work. I work with kids everyday that deal with allergies and has had a huge impact on the students and their families feeling safe for their kids to eat at my station. I strongly recommend this class for those who are trying to start an allergen and gluten free station.”
-Michael P., AllerTrain K12

“It was nice to be able to offer the training at our university so that as many of our staff could attend. Our leadership team as well as many of our supervisors and crew leads were able to get this valuable information in an easy to understand manner.”
-Alecia S., AllerTrain U

“It had valuable information especially about signage for food units.”
-Mike M., AllerTrain U