Food Safety: Allergy Awareness

Food Safety: Allergy Awareness

Learn how to understand the basic science behind food allergies.

Updated Jun 29, 2020

As the number of people with food allergies in the U.S. continues to rise, food handlers play an increasingly important role in keeping people safe by using the best practices in their workplace. Maintaining a clean work environment, preparing and storing food correctly, and practicing good hygiene are all essential to preventing allergic reactions.

In this self-directed course, you'll learn how allergies affect the body and the eight most common food allergens. Interactive elements and learning checks throughout the course will prepare you to not only limit the transfer of allergens by handling food safely, but also respond appropriately in the event of an allergic reaction.