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In the US reactions to food allergens cause 200,000 emergency room visits and up to 200 deaths per year.

What's Planned

  • Sesame Allergen Job Guide (April)
  • Trustability Research from Phil Lempert (May)
  • Topical sessions at Dairy-Deli-Bake 2016 (June)
  • Show & Sell Workshops (June)

Featured Job Guide

Understanding Fresh Food Allergens

Safe Food Matters! Focus on Allergens

Focus on Allergens

Food allergens are a growing public health concern that affects an estimated 15 million Americans, including six million children. For those with a food allergy a single bite of food could trigger a reaction ranging from a mild response like an itchy mouth, to anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially deadly reaction that requires immediate medical assistance. IDDBA is focusing its 2016 Safe Food Matters!campaign on best practices and training to decrease the likelihood of food allergen occurrences and cross-contact in the products they sell to their shoppers and consumers.

For over 28 years, IDDBA has been a leader in providing quality food safety information to its members, usually free of charge.

Track your associates’ training with a free customized training site. Contact Eric Richard at erichard@iddba.org to learn more about this exclusive member benefit.

‘Keep the Food Simple, To Keep the Customer Safe’

Chef Joel

That’s an important mantra for allergen-friendly businesses and one that 30-year foodservice expert, Joel J. Schaefer, lives by. Schaefer CCC, CHT, is an author, chef, and educator specializing in culinary education and product development for food allergies and special diets. He currently works as an executive chef at Concordia University and owns Allergy Chefs, Inc. He is assisting IDDBA on the Safe Food Matters! Focus on Allergens initiative.

IDDBA best practices document developed with Chef Joel

Allergen-Free Recipes from Chef Joel

Safe Food Matters! can benefit your business RIGHT now. Take action!


Certification Reimbursement

Food safety certify more dairy, deli, and bakery associates by getting reimbursed (up to $2,000) annually.

Click here for details.

White Papers

Components of an Effective Allergen Control Plan
Components of an
Effective Allergen Control Plan

University of Nebraska


Food Allergy: An Overview
Food Allergy: An Overview

National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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